Dispatches From The War On Women: Health Care Or Bust

Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women.

One reason the right is fighting back so hard against the Affordable Care Act is because, for the first time since perhaps Roe v. Wade, women have achieved a critical milestone in being able to fully and completely control the terms of their health care and by proxy their destines to the same degree as men. So it makes sense that the battle over Obamacare features, front and center, women’s lives.

You know how we should know that Obamacare is a good deal? U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) currently enjoys insuring his adult daughter thanks to the protections brought about by health care reform.

One Missouri Republican comes out against his party’s hateful “don’t say gay” legislation by literally coming out.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), recent co-sponsor of yet another attempt to de-fund women’s health coverage in Obamacare, formally endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential run.

Here’s an update on the story of the pastor who suggested parents punch their “girly” 4 year old.

If your only source of information was the evening news you’d probably have no idea that women in Colorado are not happy with all the anti-choice legislating going on there.

What’s the purpose, beyond political posturing, of the “National Day of Prayer” again?

Thanks for checking back and don’t forget to send in your stories, suggestions and comments. 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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Stanley Rampersad
Stanley Balgobin5 years ago

In the '60's it used to be California, now it's gotta be outta here USA or bust.

John H. Webster
John Webster5 years ago

A lot of the comments here are just an example of people that have been receiving "Free Goodies" (that practice has got us into the financial mess we are currently in) demanding that those Goodies NOT be stopped. If this keeps going we will all be slaves to the Banks and Countries that have been loaning us the money to do this.

Guess what, Health Care is NOT a Right. You don't have the Right to force someone else to pay for your Health Care. It is only a nice benefit that our Government might like to provide, but can't provide anymore because it is too much over its head in Debt.

And this is NOT a war against Women, it's only that women (and men) must start paying their own way. Its the only way out of the this financial mess caused by the Socialist mentality that has driven our Government in recent years.

John Webster
Libertarian for CA 13th State Senate

sheila l5 years ago


Christine Stewart

One way to get men to stop the war on women is to refuse to have relations with your man until enough men come around to our way of thinking! I know it won't work for a woman in an abusive relationship, but otherwise, if millions of men across the U.S.A. have to do without nookie for a few weeks, the legislators may start to hear some support for womens' health care!

sheila l5 years ago

there is NO republican war on women, it is fabricated harshly by the MSM who lies and is determined to re-elect the Messiah.

Chad A.
Chad A5 years ago

If the government insured all medically-approved and necessary procedures, there would not have to be much argument, would there?

Nancy Black
Nancy Black5 years ago

Unfortunately, a good many men especially Republicans are more interested in a woman's bust and her reproductive organs than her brain, creativity, soul, and thousands of other gifts.

sheila l5 years ago

I dread a total GOP win of POTUS, Congress and Senate.
Before dumping anyone really know what they did while in office.
The republican tea party did one thing only : NO to Obama and sided with the wealtlhy and totally forgot the middle class and to hell with the poor!

Ian Fletcher
Ian Fletcher5 years ago

Let women rule their own lives please!
Vote Obama, obviously..

Tony C.
Tony C5 years ago

If more women don't realize that THEIR rights are swiftly being taken away by the narrow minded politicians, and if they don't act by voting them out of office, there will come a day when women will ask themselves, what happened to my rights?? By that time it will be too late. The future of women who have to put up with all this injustice of being attacked on contraception, abortion, and closing the Planned Parenthood offices which have helped with cancer screenings, pregnancies and many others is leading them down the path to second class citizenship. Sex Education should be MANDATORY. Women have so much power but they don't realize it, and if they do they don't use it. If women went on strike in the kitchen and the bedroom, I believe things would change quickly and for the better. Look at the voting records of all the politicians and use the Power of YOUR VOTE to keep the politicians that are fighting for your equal rights in and remove any politician of any party that tries to take away your rights. Use Google and utube to find answers for your questions. I Googled if Romney was ever for abortions and found out in 2002 he was definitely PRO CHOICE . Don’t believe me? See for yourself.