Republican Congressmen like Rep. Trent Franks love to say they’re “pro-life,” so you might think that they would allow a woman to have an abortion if the pregnancy threatens her life. Nope! Earlier today, 20 Republican men voted to prevent women from having abortions, even if their health was in jeopardy. So much for pro-life. REBLOG if you think that individual women, not Republican men, should be in charge of their own medical decisions.
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Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Sunday that women “don’t want” equal pay laws, a position she has consistently held by voting against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. But working women know that equal pay is essential to their being able to make rent, pay bills, and support their families.
You know how sometimes Republicans forget that they aren’t very good at talking about women? Well, this has been one of those weeks. They’ve been talking up a storm — and it’s not pretty. Just a few examples:
- Education troubles began when mothers started working.
- “It’s not sexist” for men to be dominant over women, “it’s science.”
- “Hormones found in nature” and “Porn” drive men to sexual assault.
All of it came out of the mouths of prominent Republicans.
Here’s the thing. This isn’t just rhetoric. This is what the current crop of Republican elected officials actually believe. Which is why we have to get them out of the business of legislating anything.
Does the idea of these guys writing and passing legislation keep you up at night? Me too. Let’s do everything in our power to stop them.