Dispatches From The War On Women: The Crusade Against Planned Parenthood Marches On

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.

It really never ends for Planned Parenthood, does it? To begin with there is the legislative campaign to drive them out of business by de-funding them. Then they are the target of a fraudulent and offensive smear campaign that wants to paint delivering health care to poor women is really promoting sex-selective eugenics. The amount of misinformation dispensed supporting a religious crusade against female autonomy is really nothing short of staggering.

Ann Romney waded back into the murky waters of the mommy wars, this time declaring she thinks its neat-o that some women don’t have a choice but work full time and raise their children and struggle immensely doing it.

She has help from fellow Republicans who have a curious way of trying to recruit women voters.

Fans of Ched Evans are a classy bunch. Evans is a successful English footballer for Sheffield United currently serving time for raping a teenager to drunk too consent to sex. After his sentencing his fans immediately went to Twitter to start shaming her in defense of Evans. Rape culture? What rape culture?

Or how about this. A women’s prayer group is praying that women advocated for a secular military get breast cancer and die.

The Trayvon Martin tragedy has a lot of folks thinking about privilege and accountability.

During the oral arguments in defense of Arizona’s terrible immigration law Justice Scalia summed up his take on the issue by asking if the Obama administration was “objecting to harassing the people who have no business being here?” The question was bellowed in response from the mere suggestion it was racial profiling. Even more distressing than Scalia’s obvious racism was the fact that nobody corrected the justice that not every Latino in Arizona (or anywhere for that matter) is an undocumented immigrant.

One Tennessee lawmaker thinks teens commit suicide because they have bad parents. After this piece in the New York times on the growing trend of criminalizing motherhood, it’s almost easy to see why he’d think that way.

Let’s move on to some good news. California is advancing a bill that would ban the destructive “pray away the gay” treatments.

Pennsylvania elected its first openly gay state legislator.

Did you see this lovely tribute to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Speaking of emotional, there’s this video of the fallout from the Ohio den mother who was fired for being lesbian.

Just because: President Obama slow jams the news.

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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Amber Beasley
Amber Beasley5 years ago

the "crusade" against Planned Parenthood won't end until every Planned Parenthood is shut down. then, and only then will we be able to stop fighting. when PP stops abusing women and killing babies, THAT is when the crusade will be over. THAT is when those INhuman abortion providing doctors that call themselves humans will lose this war.

Michael Anda
Michael Anda5 years ago

Great word, Carol. Humanism ain't never gonna cut it.

Beverly D.
Beverly D.5 years ago

This "war" against Planned Parenthood and women in general is the most disgusting and destructive of actions. I have personally used Planned Parenthood for 50 years, starting when I was first a bride and still use them for annual check-ups. Young women and girls need their support and educaiton to help them avoid pregnancies and stay healthy. Are we going to go back to the days of not allowing women to vote? Come on, everyone, lets wise up and join together to put a stop to this "war" on us before we actually do lose all our hard-fought priviledges.

Rosemary G.
Rosemary G5 years ago

I think that Americans have gone bonkers and are even more stupid than in the past..
When I watch TV or listen to radio, I hear the same idiots rambling away their idiotic, stupid rethoric I wonder if I am awake and living on this planet in America in 2012.. Women are just as guilty as the men, for allowing what is going on..We should be out there by the millions in the streets, protesting until things change, until we get back our lives and our freedom.We are the only ones who have a say over our body..No invisible man invented entity, no Pope nor bishop nor president nor husband nor father etc should have any say on our body.Our Government should be idiology free..There is a definite clause in the Constitution for the Separation of Church and State and it should be enforced to the letter..The Churches that do not comply, should be stripped immediately off their non profit and tax exempt privileges and whork like the rest of us. Romney's wifey should just walk one day in the working mothers's shoes and she would change her mind. She is either in Lala land or not living on this planet..

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.

John Z.
John Z5 years ago

David K, I would stand in any battlefield to defend legitimate women's rights, including this one. As just mentioned in my previous post, have a look at this: ttp://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-real-war-against-women-forced-abortion-and-gendercide-in-china?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com Daily Newsletter&utm_campaign=b96068c106-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Full_Text_04_26_2012&utm_medium=email

John Z.
John Z5 years ago

Those truly interested in the harshest war on women would do well to read this post: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-real-war-against-women-forced-abortion-and-gendercide-in-china?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com Daily Newsletter&utm_campaign=b96068c106-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Full_Text_04_26_2012&utm_medium=email

Erica E.
Erica E.5 years ago

There will ALWAYS be a need for Planned Parenthood. They do a LOT of good, not just perform abortions, they keep girls from getting pregnant in the first place, offer STD screening, AND counseling for those who are considering abortion (which had led to MANY females opting to adopt out their child instead of having an abortion).

For those who wish to quote the Bible or throw out their own interruptations - I have ONE thing to say "Judge not, lest you be judged" I guarantee NOT one of you can cast that first stone. NOT ONE! None of us are perfect. And we aren't expected to be, otherwise Christ would have NEVER had to suffer the ultimate humilitation and ultimately die on the cross for OUR sins!

Craig Gosling
Craig Gosling5 years ago

Conservative truth: "A religion that cannot stand on it own foundation, without public funds, does not deserve to stand." "Charities such as PP are not Godly and do not deserve public funding." "Only with God can charity be funded."

Frances C.
Frances C5 years ago

Past member, Just read your post. You must be putting us on, putting out crazy stuff to get a reaction so you can laugh at our gullibility. You almost had me for a moment until I realised you couldn't possibly believe what you wrote. That was a good one "sex is a sin" everyone is going to hell then, there won't be room enough. And of course any religious person would know that we are not supposed to JUDGE. So I got your joke, ha ha ha ha.