Browsing All posts tagged under »GOP War On Women«

A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years

April 17, 2012

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Think Progress, April 17, 2012 by Pat Garofalo As of today — which is Equal Pay Day 2012 — women make 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Over the course of a woman’s career, that disparity adds up to more than $430,000 in lost wages for an individual woman. As Center for American […]

Keeping Score in “the War on Women”

April 17, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 by Anthony D. Romero So far in Election 2012, we’ve seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women’s rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women’s access to contraception. And yet there’s still a dispute over whether there’s a war on women? Through the hype, women and […]

Arizona’s “Fetal Pain” Law Could Cause More Abortions Than It Saves

April 3, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 3, 2012 by Robin Marty When I was pregnant with my second child, I had very recently miscarried, and was terrified that there was something wrong with the new pregnancy.  It was with those wary eyes that I noticed the odd behavior of the man performing my 20 week anatomy scan […]

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes “Women as Livestock” Bill

March 31, 2012

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Ms. Blog Magazine, March 31, 2012 by Lauren Barbato After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fightsbetween lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a signature from […]

The ‘War on Women’ is really a war on freedoms

March 30, 2012

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The News Star, March 30, 2012 by Jackie Dehon March was Women’s History Month. I have written Women’s History Month guest editorials since the 1980s. I usually tell about the many unsung deeds of women. This year I feel a need to report on “the State of American Women.” Unknown numbers of women have contributed […]

GOP ‘War On Women’ Loses Momentum In The States

March 29, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 29, 2012 by Laura Bassett At this time last year, GOP-controlled state legislatures across the U.S. were passing a record number of laws restricting women’s access to reproductive health care. Now in the spring of 2012, as those same lawmakers attempt to impose new, harsher restrictions, they’re meeting with a great deal […]

House Advances CIANA, Anti-Abortion Bill, Without Rape Or Incest Exceptions

March 27, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 27, 2012 by Laura Bassett The House Judiciary Committee voted 20-13 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would make it a crime for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman outside of her home state to have an abortion. The committee rejected several proposed amendments that would have provided […]

Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats

March 22, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats. “I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights […]