Friday, September 12, 2014

War on Women and War on the Poor: GOP Says No — Pay Attention

Remember Him: Russell Pearce

Here is the headline:

AZ GOP vice-chair calls for sterilizing poor women: If you want a baby, get a job

“You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job,” Pearce said on his weekly radio show.

Some background information for starters comes from a recent report from the Guttmacher Institute that details the extent of 2011’s war on Women’s Reproductive Rights. That war is worse now and if the GOP gains total control of Congress, well, as they say “Katy, bar the door.”

I assume this is Katy???

Also, from Alternet that lists the 10 worst states in which to be a woman.

Then take your pick from any of these on this list ... 

“Finally this pretty good assessment from here, in part: A warning to the women of America: If Republicans win control of the House and Senate in the midterm elections this fall it will be a powerful victory for the war on women, with consequences that will be severe and long-term. A large majority of women know this. The question is, will they will vote in November?”

The GOP War on Women and the Poor – believe it – it’s real and it's in our collective face.

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