It’s a frightening fact to face. Currently, at least 78 candidates running for congress believe that abortion is wrong at all times, even if the woman was raped. Let’s be frank, these are candidates who value babies over women. And just imagine what the country would look like, considering what we are already seeing in politics right now.
Example: the Susan B. Anthony List claims its about electing anti-abortion women, or at the very least, anti-abortion male candidates, because abortion is the only issue that matters. So why is it that their latest target is anti-choice Democrats?
Via The Hill:
The Susan B. Anthony List is keeping up the pressure on pro-life Democrats who voted for the healthcare reform bill.
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Up until now, it’s focused on direct mail and radio spots, but next week drivers in districts from Indiana to Pennsylvania will see billboards pronouncing “shame on” the member for his or her vote (an image of one of the billboards going up in Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper’s Pennsylvania district is below).
The anti-abortion group dropped $55,000 on 32 billboards that are scheduled to be up next week and run until at least Oct. 31, according to a spokesman for the SBA. The billboards will also appear in Reps. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Steve Driehaus’ districts (D-Ohio).
Of course, one of their key targets is Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, a Pennsylvania Democrat, who is also a anti-abortion female candidate. So obviously, promoting anti-choice females is a misnomer, since the true goal is to promote the Republican party, which has now made subjugating women a plank on the platform.
In fact, the Republicans in congress are so anti-women that they can’t even allow a simple museum to proceed, even one that requires no taxpayer dollars. As Jodi wrote earlier, this is just the latest in certain senators’ war against women. But even worse is the fact that the actions of the senators are being pushed by yet another “women’s group.”
From Taylor Marsh at Huffington Post:
There is no reason that abortion rights advocates or opponents should be center stage in a Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history. But “Concerned Women for America” made this an issue by petitioning both DeMint and Coburn, because these women don’t like the make up of the proposed women’s museum’s board of directors. The Republican senators are citing the fact that the museum hasn’t raised enough funds, which is usually the case when these things begin. It’s a fig leaf over Republican misogyny.
Senators DeMint and Coburn are wrong to listen to an organization like “Concerned Women of America,” who thinks denying Americans a look into women’s history should be predicated on an argument over abortion rights.
Why are these so-called women’s groups working so hard to promote men who hate women, campaign against women, and fight every effort to promote women?
Maybe they really are the mama grizzlies. They seem intent on ripping everything to pieces that doesn’t fall into their own narrow need to bring babies into the world.
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October 1, 2010
- New York only state to broaden Medicaid – Buffalo News
- Chinese Gel to Prevent Transmission of HIV/AIDS – TopNews United States
- Sex education in schools to curb baby dumping – The Sun Daily
- Transcript of radio interview of CBCP president – Inquirer.net
- Mass rape in Africa ups HIV spread – Health24.com
- Grant money to fight domestic violence against pregnant teens – Statesman Journal
- Revised Mont. Sex Education Policy Meets With Mixed Reaction – Medical News Today (press release)
- HHS Awards $27M In Grants For State, Tribal Pregnancy Assistance Programs – Medical News Today (press release)
- Seven out of 10 women have STIs – Times of Swaziland
- Wyoming Attorney General’s BS about Obligation to Defend Prop 8 – Lez Get Real
- The battle is joined – Manila Standard Today
- What we expect from Aquino – Manila Standard Today
- Pregnancy center to drop ‘crisis’ from name – Sauk Prairie Eagle
September 30, 2010
- James D. Felsen: Ready for health reform? – Charleston Gazette
- Brownsville gets new women’s clinic – Brownsville Herald
- Film documents LA’s gay rights legacy – Long Beach Press-Telegram
- Are women self-inducing abortions? – Salon
- CDC chief picks 6 ‘winnable battles’ in health – Tampabay.com
- CBCP chief: No threat of excommunication vs Aquino – GMANews.TV
- Study finds income gap between rich and poor doubled over past 20 years – Winnipeg Free Press
- World’s first trans MP to speak in Vancouver – Xtra West
- At least 78 GOP candidates would force women to bear rapists’ babies – Raw Story
- Michigan Senate Approves Bill Making Abortion Centers Use Better Ultrasound – LifeNews.com
- Philippine bishop: Church open to dialogue with Aquino on birth control – U.S. Catholic magazine
- Why So Shy? Study Shows What Females of the Facebook Generation Are Not … – PR Web (press release)
- Anti-abortion group erects billboards in Dem districts – The Hill (blog)
- Genetic counseling helps high-risk patients make difficult decisions – Fall River Herald News
- Critics Call New Maternal Death Report Faulty – Lifesite
- ‘Personhood’ Amendment’s Lawsuit Over Colorado Blue Book Dismissed – Huffington Post
- Retraining Rwanda’s Traditional Birth Attendants – Inter Press Service
- Catholic Schools in Singapore Forced to Present Condom-Promoting Sex-Ed Program – Lifesite
- Hennepin County gets $17 million for teen pregnancy prevention – Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Birth control pills could be acting as steroids for women’s brains – National Post
- HIV numbers rise behind bars – Times of India
- HPV screen-and treat-intervention effective in cervical cancer prevention – EurekAlert (press release)
- Emily’s Post: Who’s worse for Wisconsin, Ron Johnson or Scott Walker? – Isthmus Daily Page
- Filipino president could face Church sanctions for family-planning efforts – Catholic Culture
- Seeing the World Through the Lens of Gender – OpEdNews
- Dems Move To End Funding For Ineffective Abstinence-Only Education Programs – Lez Get Real
- Suicide Follows Public Humiliation Of Sexual Encounter Surreptitiously … – ABC News
- Missed Birth Control Pills – MD News (press release)
- Silly feminists, rights are for men! – Davidsonian
- Pro-Lifers Demonstrate against Abortion – City on a Hill Press
- The Correspondents: Family Planning – ABS CBN News
- Can Harry Reid make Sharron Angle’s “extremism” matter to people? – Washington Post (blog)
- HIV Drug Treatment Doesn’t Lower Risk of Partner Infection – Newswise (press release)
- Philippine leader could be excommunicated over birth control – AFP
- SF Judge In Prop 8 Decision To Retire – KSRO
- Senate passes abortion ultrasound measure – Michigan Radio
- Why Did Rutgers Student Take His Own Life? – CBS News
- Medicaid Rolls Jumped in 2009 – New York Times
- Call for more emphasis on sex education in schools – Get Surrey
- Educating Teenagers About Sex in the United States – Docuticker
- “Kothis” (Feminised Males) Reducing Risk to HIV and Sexual Violence – NewsBlaze
- Tea Party Republicans Block Museum Celebrating Women – Huffington Post
- HHS awards fund to support pregnant and parenting women – News-Medical.net
- CBCP reminds Aquino about excommunication – Inquirer.net
- Africa: New Cause Suggested for High African HIV Rates – AllAfrica.com
- Alaska’s Measure Two Aims To Block Abortion Services, Not Protect Parental … – Medical News Today (press release)
- Planned Parenthood sets the record straight – Illinois Times
- Birth control needs, deserves insurance coverage – Kansas State Collegian