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Response to fredamae (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:38 PM

14. President Obama has been weak with women's issues...

...and he, like the rest of the party, finds it easy to waffle on these issues, and to "seek advice" from some of the most reactionary religious sorts -- surprise, surprise, mostly male. And, surprise, surprise, they are all about the "sanctity of life" of the foetus, but don't say word one about the "sanctity of life" of adult women, soldiers, or the civilian victims of illegal wars. Women's rights continue to take a back seat to all sorts of other issues. In the meantime, the right has chipped away until we are nearly back where we were 50 years ago. In this circumstance, it is important that our politicians hear from us about it. Now there are many for whom other issues are more important; fine. For some of us, this is an overriding issue. I do remember when abortions were illegal, in fact I had one. If abortions had been legal, I would have been able to have a legal one earlier, with far less drama and expense.

What is happening in this country right now w.r.t. women's rights is downright criminal. For any politician who is purportedly on "our side" to pander to the right whenever the issue is abortion or contraception or the morning-after pill, is unconscionable. Obama should be ashamed of himself.

Yes I'll vote for him, who the hell else is there? Third-party candidates are unrealistic, and primary challenges just weaken the front runner, giving an opportunity for the Republicans to make headway. And yes, the Republicans at every level are infinitely worse than Obama and the Democrats. Still, I won't be silent about women's issues nor will I give $$ to anyone who is so careless with my hard-won rights.

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