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Jun 19 2013

Faces of the War on Women

After the 2012 election we heard quite a bit of soul searching among the conservative movement. Some feel they should “rebrand,” change the pizza box but leave the pizza the same. Others felt they should change their policies. Yesterday House Republicans settled on changing the pizza delivery person. The video above uses the same tactic against them:

God Discussion — In a direct challenge to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ is expected to pass the House by a huge margin. Currently, Federal law puts viability at roughly 24 weeks … To make matters worse, the GOP has rejected an attempt at bi-partisanship by the Democrats by giving a resounding ‘no’ to the inclusion of an exception for rape, incest or danger to the health of the mother.

Salon — Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn happily stepped up and took over the House GOP’s post-20 week abortion ban from Trent Franks this week, after Franks made his ignorant comments about the bill not needing an exception for rape victims, because “the incidence of pregnancy from rape is very low.” Franks certainly didn’t help the party with its post Todd Akin outreach to women voters. Blackburn would seem to be an odd choice to help Republicans improve their popularity with women. On “Meet the Press” just two weeks ago she made headlines by insisting women “don’t want” equal pay laws …

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    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    How likely is this to pass the Senate? Is this just a show, like the multiple votes for repealling the ACA?

  2. 2
    psweet

    On NPR last night, they were saying the Senate probably won’t even bring it up, and President Obama’s already said he’ll veto it.

  3. 3
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    @Ibis3:

    The Senate’s just going to ignore it.

    Even if by some miracle it passes the Senate, Obama will never let it pass into law.

    The Republicans are just kowtowing to the radicalest of RWNJs, throwing away any chance people will vote them into office. What’s worse is they’re riding the wave of Kermit Gosnell, using him as an excuse to pass legislation to restrict abortion – therefore trying to ensure MORE Gosnells.

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    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Pregnancy from rape is about 5%, which is actually a little higher than average; and that includes crimes where the rapist wore a condom (source).

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