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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:22 PM

The Republican's ''War on Women'' - please add to the LIST


Texas Sonagram and Ultrasound Law
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002281177

Virginia Ultrasound Bill
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/09/441815/virginias-ultrasound-bill-violates-medical-associations-guidelines/

Mitt Romney: "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/mitt-romney-planned-parenthood_n_1343450.html

The GOP’s Blunt Amendment: Regarding contraceptives
... An amendment, the Blunt Amendment, was also proposed that "would have allowed employers to refuse to include contraception in health care coverage if it violated their religious or moral beliefs," but it was voted down 51-48 by the U.S. Senate on March 1, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraceptive_mandate

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: GOP voted ‘against’ the bill
http://news.change.org/stories/putting-fairness-first-obama-to-sign-fair-pay-acts-into-law
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00014

Senate Republicans Vote Unanimously Against Bill To Help Guarantee Fair Pay For Women
‘Paycheck Fairness Act’
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/11/17/130872/paycheck-fairness-act-fail/

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/scott-walker-wisconsin-equal-pay-law_n_1407329.html?1333728572

Texas Christian school fires unwed pregnant teacher
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/12/texas-christian-school-fires-unwed-pregnant-teacher/

Brewer signs bill with 20-week abortion ban - ‘life begins two weeks before conception’
http://www.kpho.com/story/17402650/brewer-signs-ariz-bill-with-20-week-abortion-ban

The Republican 'War on Women' Is Real
... the GOP "War on Women" is real and it has real-world consequences for the millions of women whose lives can and will be impacted by legislation that erodes more than a century's worth of progress on women's reproductive rights. There were over 1100 antichoice provisions introduced in 2011 and 900 antichoice provisions introduced so far in 2012. Legislators in 13 states have introduced 22 bills seeking to mandate that a woman obtain an ultrasound procedure before having an abortion. Of these, seven states are pursuing the state-rape vaginal probe variety. In addition, legislators in 13 states have sponsored right-wing "Personhood" type bills, too extreme even for the electorate of Mississippi, that could make both abortion and reproductive choices highly restricted. ...
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-11/news/sns-201204111215usnewsusnwr201204090410debate.women.baapr11_1_gop-war-ultrasound-bill-poor-women


I LOVE LISTS.
So, I thought it was time to start up a LIST of the Republican's 'War on Women'
before I start forgetting too many of the headlines - which I already am.

If ya'll can think of any other major recent ones please add them in the comments below.



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Tx4obama Apr 2012 OP
murielm99 Apr 2012 #1
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:36 PM

1. Here's one from Illinois:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=4117&GAID=11&GA=97&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=63399&SessionID=84

This bill singles out abortion clinics for unnecessary and expensive restrictions, making it harder for women to get abortion care in Illinois. It also adds another one million dollars a year in costs to in inspect all these clinics that have suddenly become ambulatroy surgical treatment centers. Illinois is broke as it is.

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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:37 PM

2. I wonder how many of those laws were written by ALEC?

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:28 AM

3. Voter ID laws disproportionately affect women

...and we all know it isn't Dems pushing voter ID laws.

From The Nation:
The War on Women Voting

Anderson was able to do it, but she is a long-time voting rights advocate, and is trained to know the answers to these questions. But there are many women who are ill-served by the new photo voter ID laws. A Brennan Center for Justice survey shows that ten percent of voting-age Americans don’t have ID with both current name and address on it -- many of those are women whose last names change with marriages, and whose address might change due to separations, divorces or just trying to get away from an abusive spouse situation. 

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:42 PM

4. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) On Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'


Pete Hoekstra On Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), weighed in on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Thursday, saying the law was a "nuisance" that shouldn't be in place.

The issue came up during a campaign event in Royal Oak, Mich. An attendee asked whether Hoekstra would support or "work to repeal" the law if elected to office.

"Will, you know, will repealing it be a priority? If you came back and said, you know, that's really the thing that's hurting my business the most. My guess is there are other things that we can do that have a higher priority in terms of what I, what I believe might need to be done. I think you know we need to create -- that thing is a nuisance. It shouldn't be the law," replied Hoekstra.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/pete-hoekstra-lilly-ledbetter-nuisance_n_1423986.html

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. Iowa State Senator proposes drug testing mothers who receive child support


Iowa Republican State Senator Proposes Drug Testing Child Support Recipients

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/13/464033/iowa-gop-drug-test-child-support/


Since the majority of child support recipients are WOMEN - we can add this to the list too!


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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 02:07 PM

6. 916 anti-women bills introduced in the first quarter of 2011

From the Guttmacher Institute (Advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis, and public education):
http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/updates/2011/statetrends12011.html

To date (Mid 2011?), legislators have introduced 916 measures related to reproductive health and rights in the 49 legislatures that have convened their regular sessions. (Louisiana’s legislature will not convene until late April.) By the end of March, seven states had enacted 15 new laws on these issues, including provisions that:

*expand the pre-abortion waiting period requirement in South Dakota to make it more onerous than that in any other state, by extending the time from 24 hours to 72 hours and requiring women to obtain counseling from a crisis pregnancy center in the interim;

*expand the abortion counseling requirement in South Dakota to mandate that counseling be provided in-person by the physician who will perform the abortion and that counseling include information published after 1972 on all the risk factors related to abortion complications, even if the data are scientifically flawed;

*require the health departments in Utah and Virginia to develop new regulations governing abortion clinics;

*revise the Utah abortion refusal clause to allow any hospital employee to refuse to “participate in any way” in an abortion;

*limit abortion coverage in all private health plans in Utah, including plans that will be offered in the state’s health exchange; and

*revise the Mississippi sex education law to require all school districts to provide abstinence-only sex education while permitting discussion of contraception only with prior approval from the state.

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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 02:11 PM

7. Jon Stewart destroying Focksnooze over claim of no war on women

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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 02:21 PM

8. I like lists too. k/r ...the GOP thinks women are second class citizens. n/t

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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:11 PM

9. A new interesting article


The War on Women is No Joke, But The Denials of the Right Are
http://www.politicususa.com/war-on-women-no-joke/

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:19 PM

11. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Tx4obama.

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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:40 PM

12. add the quote of santorum

about even if it's rape it should be considered a gift from god.

Love seeing this list compiled like this.

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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:17 PM

13. Repeal the 19th Amendment

I've heard Republicons lament that they wish they could repeal the 19th amendment because it would be a shoo-in for Romney. One guy said it has ruined the nation because they vote with their emotions which has led to a plethora of "socialist" programs and election of socialists.

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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 06:45 PM

14. 'War on Women' - images

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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:15 PM

15. 31 GOP men voted AGAINST the Violence Against Women Act. All 5 GOP women voted FOR it

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:46 AM

16. Tennessee has passed a bill that identifies mothers who miscarry as murderers

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Tennessee has passed a bill that identifies mothers who miscarry as murderers
Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/125132943
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/tennessee-miscarriage-about-to-be-murder-after-legislature-passes-bill/politics/2012/04/24/38401

AND

State (Georgia) seeks to criminalize abortion, investigate miscarriages
http://rt.com/usa/news/usa-georgia-criminalize-abortion/


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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:20 PM

17. Rachel Maddow Makes History and Triumphs over the War On Women



Rachel Maddow Makes History and Triumphs over the War On Women
Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101626516


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Tue May 15, 2012, 12:39 AM

18. Rachel Maddow Show - Where that whole 'war on women' idea came from - VIDEO





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Wed May 16, 2012, 08:41 PM

19. Pharmacists In Kansas Can Now Deny Women Access To Birth Control

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Fri Jun 1, 2012, 06:44 PM

20. GOP Congressman: Women Who Undergo Abortions Should Face Criminal Charges

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