Thursday November 1, 2012

In case people have missed it -- Republicans hate women! Consider the following.

The Republicans in the House of Representatives attempted to pass a bill that would redefine rape to only mean "forcible" rape. Put another way, it would effectively decriminalize statutory and date rape. The House GOP is against a law that would make it easier for raped soldiers to get an abortion.

The city of Topeka, Kansas repealed its domestic abuse law which would in effect decriminalize domestic abuse. While not necessarily rape, it makes it significantly easier to commit one if police don’t respond to domestic abuse.

In South Carolina, Gov. Haley vetoed $453,680 for rape crisis centers and calls them "special interests." She was also classy enough to call rape and abuse victims "distractions." In Wisconsin victims are being charged for their rape kits at the price of $1,200. They are essentially being taxed for being raped! It also makes it easier for rapists since it is more difficult to press charges when you have to pay over a thousand dollars.

This doesn’t even include trans-vaginal ultrasound laws. This is the Republican party literally redefining rape to make it easier to commit and punishing victims of it.

Add to this the completely negative reaction to the whole equal pay for equal work idea (i.e., President Obama’s Lily Ledbetter act).

The Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock comments (I would hope you all know about them by now) and the fact that the man who wants to be your vice president adamantly believes in all of the above, ask yourself -- why would any female any where vote Republican? As Bill O’Reilly says "Tell me I’m wrong."

CLARK T. MAHONY

Lee