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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:54 PM

Obama: GOP on women's health like 'being in a time machine'

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-pn-obama-womens-issues-20120427,0,4760037.story

By Michael A. Memoli

5:09 p.m. CDT, April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Friday castigated the Republican Partyfor what he said were dated views on women's health issues, saying the recent debate over contraceptives was "like being in a time machine." snip

"Republicans in Congress were going so far as to say an employer should be able to have a say in the healthcare decisions of its female employees," Obama said. "I'm always puzzled by this -- this is a party that says it prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulation. These are folks who claim to believe in freedom from government interference and meddling. But it doesn't seem to bother them when it comes to a woman's health."

Obama also pointed to the efforts in state legislatures to place new restrictions on abortion, singling out Virginia's attempt, ultimately unsuccessful, to require an invasive ultrasound before a woman could have the procedure. He paraphrased the Republican governor of Pennsylvania, who said a woman who didn't like the procedure could "close your eyes."

"It's appalling. It's offensive. It's out of touch," he said. "Women across America aren't closing their eyes. As long as I'm president, I won't either. The days the days of male politicians controlling the healthcare decisions of our wives and our mothers and our daughters and our sisters -- that needs to come to an end."

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Reply Obama: GOP on women's health like 'being in a time machine' (Original post)
NNN0LHI Apr 2012 OP
intheozone Apr 2012 #1
freshwest Apr 2012 #2
tanyev Apr 2012 #3
calimary Apr 2012 #9
DearAbby Apr 2012 #4
DCKit Apr 2012 #5
MineralMan Apr 2012 #6
Cleita Apr 2012 #7
Kath1 Apr 2012 #16
Chorophyll Apr 2012 #8
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #10
horseshoecrab Apr 2012 #11
ProfessionalLeftist Apr 2012 #12
awoke_in_2003 Apr 2012 #15
Quantess Apr 2012 #13
L0oniX Apr 2012 #14
emmadoggy Apr 2012 #17

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:06 PM

1. WOOHOO, as a women

I'll drink to that. Keep it coming POTUS, you've got the GOP on a run, don't let up them.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:06 PM

2. Thanks...


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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:11 PM

3. A time machine that's stuck in R.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:13 PM

9. GOOD one, tanyev! "A time machine that's stuck in R."

Now, when you're driving and you want to move forward, what letter do you shift to?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:26 PM

4. AMEN....good man N/T

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:07 PM

5. Openly calling out the Republicans on hypocrisy and mysogyny.

 

This means war. Yay!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:14 PM

6. Thank you, Mr. President!

Stand up for what is right against the people who would oppress half the population of the nation. Stand up for our mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and all women in the United States! Keep hitting that note throughout the election.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:49 PM

7. This is the GOOPers plan for women's reproductive health.


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Response to Cleita (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:53 PM

16. Exactly

And we won't go back.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:04 PM

8. Thank you Mr. President.

I kind of wish you'd made this a mainstay of your administration all along, but it's never too late.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:14 PM

10. Goofy 1950's Cult

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:17 PM

11. Yessir!

and thank you!



horseshoecrab

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. I love it when he gets fierce about women

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:47 PM

15. I like the use of the word...

"rabidly"- it suits republicans well.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:52 PM

13. That is true!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:51 PM

14. He needs to repeat this often.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:29 PM

17. Thank you, Mr. President!

I have not been Pres. Obama's biggest supporter, but this was very well said and I hope he keeps hammering away at it.

This issue has been surreal the last 6 months.


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