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Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:15 AM

Roe vs Wade's 41th anniversary today.


Note to the GOP. If you want to attract women, not attacking their rights by attending extreme rallies would be a good start, particularly when you are those who push rebranding toward a nice, gentler Republican party.

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The resolution cites several abortion restrictions ó such as parental notification laws, mandatory waiting periods, and later abortion bans ó that Republicans should push for, since they tend to poll better with the American public. The measure will be introduced on Wednesday and will likely move on to a full committee vote on Friday.

The RNCís annual meeting happens to coincide with the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. Earlier this month, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that he will rearrange the meetingís schedule to allow members to attend the March for Life, the annual anti-abortion protest in the nationís capital. Priebus will also charter buses to transport people to the rally. Itís the first time that a major U.S. political party has worked to accommodate the March for Life.

So far, the GOPís rebranding efforts havenít gone very well. Polling released this past fall ó about a year after the 2012 presidential elections spurred Republicans to reconsider their strategy for appealing to women ó found that female voters are actually drifting even further away from the Republican Party.

Next step: helping women raising their children, with paid maternity leave for example. I am sure that the GOP will support that immediately, or making sure pregnant women get care, ...


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