Dispatches From The War On Women: Easter Sunday Brings Cardinals and Contraception

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The war on women didn’t take time off for the holiday weekend. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, took Easter Sunday to hit the Sunday talk shows and attack the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said it was “wrong” of his fellow Democrats to say the Republican Party is engaged in a war on women. The comments came after Cleaver was defending the Obama administration against attacks from Republicans that the president is hostile to religion. The fact this was offered in a quid pro quo to the right I think speaks for itself.

President Obama, on the other hand, made it clear that women’s issues are everyone’s issues. Perhaps Rep. Cleaver missed that. I mean, even Mitt Romney admits the GOP has a woman problem.

As it turns out, it’s expensive owning a vagina.

Employment discrimination just got a whole lot easier in Wisconsin now that the state has repealed its equal pay law. One reason for the repeal:  “money is more important for men.”

Friday’s economic news hit women hard with confirmation they stand on shaky ground.

Nebraska’s governor would rather see babies die than give health care to undocumented persons, confirming a disturbing connection in states pushing anti-immigrant laws and anti-choice laws.

In Iowa, one elderly woman gave Rep. Steve King (R) a piece of her mind for his attacks on Planned Parenthood, calling them “offensive.”

Eager to get in another full season of Don Draper? Check this out: Ms Magazine’s history of women in advertising.

One result of nearly a decade of abstinence-only policies under the Bush administration is Dan Savage teaching sex education across the country, which must make conservatives positively insane.

We’ll be back tomorrow with the latest in the best and the worst from the War on Women. So long as the battle rages, we’ll cover the latest, so please check back!

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Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago


Laura Saxon
.3 years ago

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Nancy Black
Nancy Black4 years ago

There is nothing wrong with the church advocating its rules in a spiritual sense, but when the church tries to use its influence in a political way, it's wrong. If churches continue to do that, they should lose their tax free status.

Frances C.
Frances C.4 years ago

All religions should stay out of the State. Keep in you own sphere. Anyone who is interested can attend your churches.

Paola Ballanti
Paola Ballanti4 years ago

gente che vive fuori dal mondo

Paola Ballanti
Paola Ballanti4 years ago


Paola Ballanti
Paola Ballanti4 years ago

i cardinali dovrebbero conoscere i problemi della gente vera prima di parlare

Paola Ballanti
Paola Ballanti4 years ago

discorsi assurdi

Paola Ballanti
Paola Ballanti4 years ago

ma cosa volete che ne sappia un cardinale !