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Everything You Need to Know About 'The Republican War on Women'

By October 31, 2012

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With less than a week to go before the U.S. elections, is there any woman out there who still is undecided? If that's you and you're reading this, well, then...keep reading. Before you go into that voting booth, you should be armed to the gills with information as to why this election -- far and above any other that has preceded it -- is of critical importance to women.

There are many, many issues on the line. Of course we're all worried about the economy, but it's fairly clear that one lone figure in the White House has only so much control over changing the course of the nation without Congressional support. But that one key figure in the White House can change the lives of women for the next two decades with his appointments to the Supreme Court, his support for or disavowal of a woman's right to determine her reproductive future, and his maintaining or overturning the Affordable Care Act which offers 8 specific benefits/preventive services to women which are sorely needed.

That one key figure in the White House may be the only powerful individual women can rely on to stand against the very real Republican War on Women that's being waged right now.

For almost a year I've held off on using that phrase because it didn't seem right. Perhaps this was all just coincidence. Perhaps there wasn't any single-minded intent behind it. But after spending the last few weeks looking into this topic -- and covering many disparate but related stories -- it's clear there *is* such a war happening right under our noses. If you're not seeing it, it's because you're shutting your eyes.

And if you don't vote, you're throwing away your power of self-determination....and putting that power into the hands of those who will make decisions you don't like -- decisions that will compromise and hurt your children and grandchildren who have the misfortune to be female.

The Republican War on Women is real. Be absolutely sure you know what's at stake before you go into that voting booth.

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November 7, 2012 at 10:53 am
(1) Anne Caroline says:

WE the People took our country back last night. This election “WE” means Women Empowered.

From various sources, I have discovered how much information campaigns (of both political parties) have on individual voters. It goes way beyond basic voting history and demographics to what many might consider an egregious invasion of privacy.

Yet, this information tells them who votes. It tells them which issues need to get a high priority. If we don’t vote, we can be discounted as a whiner. When WE vote, WE become Women Empowered.

November 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm
(2) K Harlen says:

I can’t look at this kind of junk any more with out saying something. I am a woman, rape is real in my world, I have the same issues as women across our nation and I can’t think that our election was in any way a victory for women. Why are we giving ourselves permission to act irresponsibly and take it out on unborn children. I don’t get it. You wouldn’t plant a seed water it then kill it telling everyone that “it wasn’t alive”. That makes no sense! If you want to watch a very informative film go view “Sex has a Price Tag” It will put a new spin on your view of this issue. I have four kids of my own, each one of them have unique personalities and gifts. You can’t look me in the eye and tell me that having an abortion is a good thing. You can’t tell me that its not a big deal. Every woman who has one will be affected by it for the rest of her life! I know women who have had them and not one of them have said they would do it again. Come on women of America where are your values? What happened to our sense of dignity? Abortion is an excuse not to step up to the plate and deal with the real issues of today. Women are increasingly getting lower self esteem and giving what ever to whom ever. I saw a sickening ad on TV the other day where women were accusing the goveronment of not trusting her with her body. GIVE ME A BREAK! Its babies I don’t trust you with!

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