rep-war-on-womenDoesn’t it seem illogical to restrict peoples rights in this country? You would think that being allowed to live a life without government intrusion would be so second nature. The people who run our governments all live here and have families of people. Why in anyway would they want to restrict people’s rights?

Welcome to the real world as Morpheus once said (thank you Warner Brothers). This war on women that we now see happening in the state legislatures is a foreshadowing of what is to come. If we cannot trust either side of the political spectrum to do the right thing, then who can we trust. How can any of us sit by and watch the GOP attack our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunt’s and daughters? What do you think? Will this War on Women ever stop and if so, How?? What do you think?

-Poliblogger

Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

1) Republicans not only want to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven’t yet. Shocker.

2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to “accuser.” But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain “victims.”

3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.

5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids’ preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.

7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

9) Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.

10) And if that wasn’t enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. You can’t make this stuff up).

via MoveOn.org Political Action: Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women.

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