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May 6, 2012

2012 GOP War On Women !!!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

They say it is NOT a War On Women but instead an effort to bring back sensible spending and morals to this nation. How can one believe the GOP has not declared War On Women when the draconian budget cuts they suggest target health care for women and the children we love – how do we not believe they have nothing put tyrannical ideas about women’s rights when they are suggesting control of our reproductive choices on every level?

The GOP and right wing religious extremists are even criminalizing miscarriages …making Mothers responsible for unintentional consequences that result in termination of pregnancy. Whether or not one believes in the right of choice – no one should be allowed to force the incarceration of any woman because her pregnancy terminated.

The Catholic Church has attempted to make the USA a theocracy by insisting that ALL Americans adhere to their precepts concerning abortion and birth control. The church suggests that their efforts are nothing more than respect for the sanctity of life – may I suggest that respect also be followed through for the many female clergy/nuns who do herculean tasks here in the USA and throughout the Catholic world. I as a practicing Jewish woman and Mother, reject extreme Orthodoxy in my own faith – all that would suggest the demonetization of women or deny us our rightful place in Jewish life. The difference is this – Judaism has created a division called Reform that does allow full clergy participation in the Jewish faith and equally important has ALWAYS [ancient times to modernity] codified the protection of women.

The woman who made women’s liberation possible, Gloria Steinem, worries that ALL the progress since founding Ms. and helping NOW will be eroded and reversed by a political party hell bent on returning us to the not so good old days.

No woman should vote for Republicans until and unless they stop the Ultra-Conservative effort the GOP is involved with that will hurt women now and going forward. I thank G-d for a feminist husband, who not only legally took my last name/had our children share that name proudly, supports my career choices, champions my strengths but also worries constantly that the party he is registered under, the Republicans, are attempting to destroy the rights of the  woman he loves – me.

If nothing else, ALL Americans need to be concerned that the current GOP plan is to take forcible government control of a woman’s body – forcing the wives, daughters, sisters and Mothers of ALL Americans to undergo invasion procedures!

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