Proof of the GOP War on WomenA recent report from the Guttmacher Institute details the extent of 2011′s war on Women’s Reproductive Rights. The report states,
•By almost any measure, issues related to reproductive health and rights at the state level received unprecedented attention in 2011. In the 50 states combined, legislators introduced more than 1,100 reproductive health and rights-related provisions, a sharp increase from the 950 introduced in 2010. By year’s end, 135 of these provisions had been enacted in 36 states, an increase from the 89 enacted in 2010 and the 77 enacted in 2009. (Note: This analysis refers to reproductive health and rights-related “provisions,” rather than bills or laws, since bills introduced and eventually enacted in the states contain multiple relevant provisions.)
•Fully 68% of these new provisions—92 in 24 states—-restrict access to abortion services, a striking increase from last year, when 26% of new provisions restricted abortion. The 92 new abortion restrictions enacted in 2011 shattered the previous record of 34 adopted in 2005.
•Abortion restrictions took many forms: bans (6 states), waiting periods (3 states), ultrasound 5 states), insurance coverage (3 states joined the existing 5 with such restrictions), clinic regulations (4 states), medication abortion (7 states).
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Republicans Admit Voter ID Laws Are Aimed at Democratic Voters - The Daily BeastAfter the election, former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer told The Palm Beach Post that the explicit goal of the state’s voter-ID law was Democratic suppression. “The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Greer told the Post. “It’s done for one reason and one reason only ... ‘We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us,’” he said. Indeed, the Florida Republican Party imposed a host of policies, from longer ballots to fewer precincts in minority areas, meant to discourage voting. And it worked. According to one study, as many as 49,000 people were discouraged from voting in November 2012 as a result of long lines and other obstacles.
Let's just get down to brass tacks here - you were told about a "war on women" because birth control isn't free and given out without restriction, like candy.
I know what you believe because I know what you were told to believe. Trust me, there isn't a thing you think that I can't see plastered somewhere on MoveOn.
Are you done being marginalized, or do I need to pick on you some more?
Stop stealing my lines.Both sides do it.
Prove it.However, Dems do it better, longer, and more successfully than Repubs tend to do it.
Do you ever see my thread about party choice and IQ?Generally, this is because of a party catering to the lowest common denominator.
You wanna see some cry babies?How about telling a bunch of pissed off arm-chair cowboys you want to take their guns away.It's pretty easy to tell a bunch of pissed-off skirts whose emotions are larger than their brains that "Republicans hate women" because of some douche legitimizing rape in some oddball way, or convincing women to take personal responsibility for themselves as opposed to adopting a government to subsidize their vaginas.
Responsibility in the democratic party just extends beyond my own selfish needs.Responsibility, accountability, and culpability are swear words in today's America.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway
Well, I've scratched the surface in this thread, pointing out all the liberal "talking points" of today.Prove it.
I might have. I think the stats would be even if you discounted Alabama and Mississippi.Do you ever see my thread about party choice and IQ?
Stripping someone of their rights, including self-protection? Yeah, I'd be pissed. I'm pissed when Republicans want to criminalize abortion too, because I think it strips a woman of a fundamental right.You wanna see some cry babies?How about telling a bunch of pissed off arm-chair cowboys you want to take their guns away.
Having said that, that's really the only legitimate aspect of the "war on women" that the media, Democrats, and highly uninformed women created.
Responsibility in the democratic party just extends beyond my own selfish needs.