Posted by: coastcontact | October 24, 2012

G.O.P. Wants to Control Women

Muslims are known for their mis-treatment of women.  They are treated as second class citizens.  If you have never seen the movie “Not Without My Daughter” you should watch it.  It tells of the treatment of women in a Muslim country.  Most of us in America are shocked by the depictions of life in Iran.  And yet, many Americans want to treat their wives and daughters as if they have no right to make decisions for themselves.

The orthodox of most religions in the United States still want to tell the women in their lives what to do and when to do it.  The men can have sex but the women can not.  If they get pregnant they must bare the child no matter how it was conceived.  Both Tod Akin, Republican candidate for the Senate in Missouri and Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock have taken the position that women have natural protection against rape or if they were rapped the child must be born.

Is this the view of the Republican Party?  Read their platform.  Buried in the writing are these gems that lead to the same conclusions as Akin and Mourdock have made.

This is enough for me to oppose Republicans for office. 

  • Through Obamacare, the current Administration has promoted the notion of abortion as healthcare. We, however, affirm the dignity of women by protecting the sanctity of human life. Numerous studies have shown that abortion      endangers the health and well-being of women, and we stand firmly against it.
  • We  call on the government to permanently ban all federal funding and subsidies for abortion and healthcare plans that include abortion   coverage.
  • We likewise support the right of parents to consent to medical treatment for    their children, including mental health treatment, drug treatment, and    treatment involving pregnancy, contraceptives and abortion. We urge    enactment of pending legislation that would require parental consent to    transport girls across state lines for abortions.
  • We oppose school-based clinics that provide referrals, counseling, and      related services for abortion and contraception. We support keeping      federal funds from being used in mandatory or universal mental health,   psychiatric, or socio- emotional screening programs.
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Responses

  1. As always a good article. The movie you referenced was good and the book was even better, and you are right it does depict a way of life that it seems the ‘new GOP (american taliban in training) would like to very much to enforce on the women of the USA. I have asked some of the ‘women’ that i call ‘gop zombies’ why they would want to vote for a party that wants to restrict their rights, and not once have i received an answer other than its wrong and so no one should do it. They never understand the concept that we the people whether we are female or male, are not the property of the government and as such the government has no right to pass any kind of regulations. Hopefully there are many more women like myself, that are tireless in our goal of learning and sharing and educating all we can, whether its in our facebook page, or like myself, be part of many different sites and groups that are committed to reclaiming our government and country from corporate rule and not allowing this ‘american taliban’ to operate anymore. One of the most important things that can and is being done, is sites like yourself, where you share what you find with others. Without this mass sharing and bloging and researching, i think we would have no chance of beating this new ‘threat not only to our country but to the women of the country’ That said, thank you for the time you take to research and share what you find. I am of an age to remember in high school, before roe vs wade and the rich girls went overseas and the poor girls either had the babies or went to the backdoor alley kind and many women were maimed and many died before roe vs wade. Sorry to be so longwinded, but i just wanted to ask what you think of this new ‘attacks on what is construed to be rape’ that seems to have become quite an issue lately. Peace

  2. Thanks for pointing these details out. I am actually pleased to know that this is in the platform! Not your point but facts are facts!


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