Tuesday, May 22, 2012

War on Women: GOP Women's Caucus

Did you know that there is a GOP Women's Caucus? Well, there might as well not be since most of the women in it have voted time and time again against female equality. Think Progress gives us the following details:

  • Access to contraception: 21 of the 24 co-sponsored the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” to take away regulations enacted under Obamacare requiring most employers to cover birth control in their health insurance plans, without additional cost-sharing. 
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Of the 15 Republican Congresswomen who were in the House at the time, all 15 voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a law that helps women hold accountable employers who discriminate in the pay practices based on gender. 
  • Reproductive health: According to Planned Parenthood, 20 of the 24 GOP women earned a zero score, voting against reproductive health at every opportunity. The average score for the women was under 6 percent.

All jokes aside, what is the point of having a women's caucus if all you are going to do is vote against female equality? Voting against equal pay, equal access to health care, and so on goes counter to what these women SHOULD be voting for. These particular women would be a joke if the subject matter were not so serious.

You can read the whole article HERE. It's all downhill from what you just read.

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