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Abortion Fights Risk Worsening GOP's Gender Gap (TEXT and VIDEO)


Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Texas, women, law, government, freedoms, health, politics, safety, society, americans, ethics, rights )

Carrie
- 413 days ago - firstread.nbcnews.com
Republicans may be tirelessly working to rebrand their party since losing last year's race for the White House, but a recent slew of state initiatives to restrict access to abortion isn't doing this effort any favors -



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Birgit W. (144)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:26 pm
The Republicans behave like people who lived in the Middle Ages. Too bad we cannot put them all in a rocket and shoot them to Mars.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 7:58 pm
great comment Birgit!!! Noted and agreed
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:22 pm
Frankly, I think if they try to get their lunatic women to be the face of anti-abortion, it may backfire. Who is more hateable, a dictator or a traitor?
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:48 am
Joanne, I think we get both dictator and traitor in most politicians these days, especially in the occupant of the white house.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:51 am
"And the talk about a softer tone toward social issues gave way to the new abortion restrictions in some states – North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas – and in Congress, where the House passed a law to effectively ban most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. (There are rumblings that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may champion a similar measure in the Senate.)"

Risks losing female voters? I think that is a guarantee. The party tried to talk down its 15th century view of women during last falls campaigns, but everything they have done at the state level and the national level since has just continued the war on women they have been conducting since 2010. They are determined to make women second class citizens and they simply do not believe progressive men and women can stop them. They are so hell bent on enacting into law their own personal religious agenda, these conservative fools that they, even in the face of growing wrath, don't care what the people think. They are not representing their constituencies, they are representing themselves. If this is not the biggest political mistake since prohibition, I can't imagine what it could be. Their "big tent" has a "big" sign on it, women NOT welcome, unless you are subservient and bow to your male masters. Just the very arrogance of MEN acting this way, deciding these issues FOR women as if women hadn't the capacity to do so for themselves astounds me. If it does not cost them both the House and Senate by 2016, I may self deport. Cuz I'll be darn near retirement age and feel the pull of my ancestral lands, I'm 100% of Swedish ancestry on both sides. I am not sure I want to live in a country that is the American Taliban anymore than I want to live in a country governed by Islamic Taliban males. The degree of contempt these men have for women, for their wives, their daughters, their mothers and all other women is just beyond the pale and that they don't see that people KNOW this is as insane to me as their arrogance.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:30 pm
Noted. Oh, yeah--the GOP has an enormous gender gap, and getting wider daily. These dinosaurs need to return to the Stone Age. All their mealy-mouthed discussion about changing their party to be more inclusive is hogwash! Media is perfectly happy to let them spew their lies about including more racially diverse people...while they tout the SCOTUS verdict on the Voting Rights Act. Their act has become so transparent that the only ones falling for it anymore is the media.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:41 pm
You can't change what people believe in (unless THEY really want to or it becomes convenient) ... core values remain for all -- it's not about Democrats vs. Republicans, pro- or anti- ... it's what you believe in, no spin or doubt needed, throughout all segments of the population.
Always was and always will be 2 sides to an issue, battleground tactics aren't needed. In the end we pretty much all want the same things, just take different roads, so that talking and listening become important for coexistence in the circle of life.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:26 pm
No ABORTION Please. Thanks.
 

GGmaSheila D. (164)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:53 pm
To Gene J - Thank you.

Before we all pat ourselves on the back thinking the GOP has bitten off their noses so to speak, remember they also won the right to play with votng distrists' lines. That could still yield them more GOP wins - we all know they aren't honest, tho can't hold that against them because most politicians in general aren't honest.
What this means is they could possibly end up with more GOP in Congress. Sobering thought.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:57 am
I'd think that was good news. That'll get rid of the GOP in the end. Unless GGma Sheila D. is right, that is.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Monday July 15, 2013, 8:48 am
Unfortunately GGma Sheila is right. Redistricting is killing the Democrats and democracy.
 
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