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Dispatches From The War On Women: Election Season Not Slowing Attacks On Women’s Rights

Dispatches From The War On Women: Election Season Not Slowing Attacks On Women’s Rights

Here’s your wrap of the week in the war on women:

It may be election season, but that doesn’t mean our representatives in Congress are only out on the campaign trail. Some of them are introducing and fighting for legislation designed to protect pregnant workers from employment discrimination. Not surprisingly, they’re Democrats.

Title IX continues to produce success story after success story, including the first female quarterback at this Florida high school.

That story, however, doesn’t make up for this one on Florida sending disabled babies to nursing homes.

Some college campuses claim they’re dry, but don’t we all know better?

For a moment, it looked like women’s health advocates had scored another win as the Virginia Board of Health originally exempted existing abortion clinics from burdensome new TRAP regulations. Not ready to call defeat, anti-choice Gov. Bob McDonnell and his right-hand-man Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli pressured members of the board until they changed their vote. Because that’s how democracy works, right?

Forcible rape makes a come back, this time in New Mexico.

It’s pretty simple, really. If women and minorities show up to the polls and are able to vote, President Obama will be re-elected. Which is why the Republicans are pushing so hard for voter ID.

In case the stakes this election weren’t already high enough, consider these 5 ways a Romney Supreme Court could crush us.

Real life Hunger Games? Not sure we need this.

Did Chick-fil-A really back off its homophobic business stance? Hmmm….

Related: Rupert Everett can go ahead and zip it.

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12:40PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Elaine, Obama has amounted to a whole lot more than you can even imagine, he's the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!

11:10AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

I would like to know why Romney (being a Mormon) hasn't ever had a war on polygomy. Has he ever joined forces with those people who are trying to stop old-men from marrying 12 yr old girls and having a menagerie of women brainwashed to serve as sex objects. I'm asking since Mitt & Ryan are so obsessed with women's reproduction and all.

10:05AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Good morning "Elaine",

The worst part about all of this is NOT that the Republicans are losing the female vote... AND it is not just "Liberal" women that are having their rights stripped away!!!

It is that Women are having ALL of their rights (that have been so recently fought for and won) gradually being taken away without much of a fight at all. Some women still refuse to believe that all of this is taking place, as if they are in a frozen state of shock...

THIS IS REAL! Although this war is being fought in our State Houses (over 1150 Bills sponsored by the GOP in State Houses across our Nation) instead of a battlefield, it is nonetheless just as much a WAR!

People we are going to have to be more vocal, more obnoxious, more "IN YOUR FACES" about this...

If you haven't noticed we are LOSING THIS WAR, and they are escalating it to a higher level each week...
We absolutely cannot just stand by (or just criticize what is going on). If we don't take action NOW it will be lost!
Everyone here should have (or get) all their representatives phone numbers, and take five minutes out of each and every day to make a call to them. Organize a picket.

Do something, please... We all have very important people in our lives that are women, how can we just let this happen???

2:06AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

http://www.salon.com/writer/brad_friedman/

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
Fla. voter registration fraud charge has ties to Romney
Florida GOP fires firm linked to Romney after suspicious voter forms reported
By Brad Friedman, The BRAD BLOG

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9467

Republican U.S. House Staffers Indicted for Felony Election Fraud as GOP Fraud Epidemic Continues
MI prosecutors: 'Blatant', 'disgraceful' aides 'lost moral compass', were 'completely indifferent to requirements of law'
ALSO: 10+ recent cases of voter fraud by very high-profile GOPers...
By Brad Friedman on 8/10/2012

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9571

'USA Today' Notices: 'Electronic Voting is The Real Threat to Elections'
Also allows ink for 'Internet Voting' voting shill, lobbyist...
By Brad Friedman on 9/20/2012

It goes on, and on...

1:45PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

No DUH!!! when you have no record but a junk heap to stand on and you never held a job in your life and you see a very wealthy man who made his American dream come to fruition...you might just be a Chicago thug who is beyond jealous. You will never amount to anything Obama because your character is so beyond corrupt and dysfunctional, I don't for one minute think you could even survive an honest position at Taco Bell!!!

1:23PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

Janice L has an extremely good point:
"If you know someone that does not have a photo id, take them to the nearest agency and get them one. Look for a democratic office near you and ask where to get a photo id. Find a agency that handles photo ids and tell everyone - anyone where and how to pick one up. Everyone get out and vote Democrat"
WE MUST HELP those, Senior Citizens and the Handicapped and Latinos and College Students and others, that may not have id, or the RIGHT KIND of id, to get the qualifying id in time to vote! Even paying for them, if that is necessary!
{In one state, student ID DOESN'T QUALIFY: but a license to own a gun, DOES!}
This is the Repukelican version of the POLL TAX, which should be illegal; obviously set up to minimize the Dem vote. The Repukes HAVE ALSO, IN SOME PLACES, MADE IT MORE DIFFICULT THAN BEFORE, TO GET ID. By closing offices, etc.
WE MUST BE PREPARED FOR, AND COUNTERACT, ALL THE REPUKELICAN'S SLIMY UNDERHANDED TRICKS!
Also consider transportation to the polls, for workers with several jobs, and caretakers responsible for children and others; as well as the elderly and handicapped. And resisting pressure tactics of thuggish Repukelican "poll watchers". And Repukelicans confusing and re-assigning and closing Polling Places. WE MUST FIGHT TO PRESERVE OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO VOTE!!!


9:42AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Don`t think it matters what Mitt say/s. He can go for elections on some other empty planet. Good for him, good for us.

5:15PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Thanks Jessica!

3:38AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

VOTE !! VOTE !! VOTE !!

2:47AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Storek S., this is a reality-based community who won't fall for GOP PR.

You just make yourself sound like an ignorant troll, trying to twist reality around, like the Bain mouthpiece investment, Limbaugh, and others of his ilk.

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