Top 10 Republican Attacks on Women

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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(Thanks, Jender-Mom!)

6 thoughts on “Top 10 Republican Attacks on Women

  1. This sort of sounds like it can’t be happening. Not in this day and age right?
    It’s only been a century since we gained suffrage, and we had to fight for a lot since then, and it seems we’re moving back again.

  2. In a related discussion of attempts to redefine rape, Sassy quite understandably conjectured about a revolution against attempts to remove women’s rights:

    Although I share the sentiment, I conjectured that a revolution would not take place, let alone succeed:

    In any case, what would (or might) succeed (or bring us closer in that direction)? What (more) can people do? What reasons do we have for thinking that certain forms of political activism (and/or) resistance activities on these matters are more or less productive than others?

  3. I understand the Conservatives don’t like abortion for their very own religious reasons. I understand they don’t like Federally-funding women’s health-related issues, but what is behind the “redefining” rape dealio? THAT I do not get. Starving elderly grandmother types, taking control of womens’ bodies, not allowing their young children to get a head start at schooling–they are just a charming bunch of people, aren’t they? Anybody who isn’t appalled, isn’t paying attention.

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