Saturday, March 10, 2012

Don't just stand there, do something

 I was stunned by Rush Limbaugh's ignorant attack on Sandra Fluke regarding insurance coverage for birth control.  A brief excerpt:

 So, Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here's the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it, and I'll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.[21]  from Wikipedia

It made me look at some of the comments regarding the Republican party and their stand on Women's rights. IT IS SCARY!!

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).

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Janice Edwards said...

What I want to know is how Limbaugh convinced three different (maybe different is the key word) women to MARRY him???

Those Republicans make my skin crawl. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I am constantly astounded by the stupidity that comes out of some people's mouths! Limbaugh is one of my least favorite people.
I really appreciate this post.

Jane said...

I'd be interested in where you got your 10 most shocking so that I can read more. It's scary alright. Rush needs to put a sock in it.

Paula K. Cravens said...

If you google GOP war on women, there are all kinds of hair-raising stories.