• • • Republican Paul Ryan says there is no "war on women" in his remarks at a fundraiser.
At a private fundraiser in Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan mocked the so-called "war on women."
“Now it’s a war on women; tomorrow it’s going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that,” Ryan told the crowd of donors, according to Shushanna Walshe of ABC News....
....In addition to passing or proposing laws that would limit abortion rights, mandate ultrasounds, allow employers to deny women birth control coverage and defund Planned Parenthood, Republicans have repeatedly come under fire during the past several months for making inflammatory comments about women's health. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" for advocating for contraception coverage, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant, and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said on Thursday that there should be no abortion exception for the "life of the mother" because "with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" in which a woman would actually die from a pregnancy....
No war on women???? Paul Ryan thinks this is all a big joke! Does he think women don't read or don't know what he has been doing in the House of Representatives? Women also know that Paul Ryan has plans to destroy Medicare and Social Security and this will hurt elderly women.
No war on women???? Paul Ryan sponsored 30+ bills on abortion. Paul Ryan also voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, on January 9, 2009, Roll Call Vote 9. Would you like to see the names of the others that voted against this important legislation in the House?
Clerk of House of Representatives: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll009.xml :
Lungren, Daniel E.
I've highlight a few of the Republicans because they've demonstrated arrogance in going after women's issues. Shame on these people for their efforts to restrict the rights of women. Shame.
Those that oppose equal rights, pay equity, fairness, and the right of women to make their own health decisions, apparently don't understand--- women will not forget how they've been treated. We'll remember in the voting booth, and in the coming months and years. Never underestimate the power of women working together against arrogant Republicans.
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*** Mitt Romney supports the Blunt Amendment. What is the Blunt Amendment?
The National Women's Law Center describes it this way:
The Blunt Amendment Creates a Huge Loophole, Allowing Employers and Plans to Use Religious or Moral Convictions to Eliminate Critical Health Care ServicesThe Blunt Amendment allows employers and insurance companies to refuse coverage of any health care service required under the new health care law based on undefined “religious beliefs or moral convictions.” This creates a huge loophole in the new health care law’s coverage requirements. For example, any corporation whose CEO opposes contraception based on his “moral convictions” could deny all coverage of contraception or any other service to the company’s employees. Even more disturbing, a CEO’s view of “morality” could potentially include concern for the cost of a particular benefit. Such broad, undefined refusals would result in millions of individuals losing vital health service coverage....
...a small employer or a plan in the individual market could:
- refuse to cover prenatal tests due to the employer’s religious or moral objection to such testing.
- refuse to cover certain prescription drugs due to a religious or moral objection to the research methodology used to discover the drug, such as stem cell research.
More simply, the Blunt amendment allows an employer to deny contraception or any treatment because the employer objects on any grounds they wish. Frightening!