Skip to comments.US women brace for abortion fight with new lawmakers
Posted on 11/04/2010 11:59:32 AM PDT by Racehorse
US women's groups Thursday were bracing for a fight over abortion rights and gender equality with the new conservative majority in Congress.
"We now face an anti-choice majority and a new speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest women's group in the United States.
Republicans by Wednesday had picked up 60 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives, well more than the 39 they needed for a majority.
At least 49 of the newcomers to the House are opposed to women having the right to choose to have an abortion, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Republicans also grabbed six more seats in the 100-member Senate but failed to win a majority.
Pro-choice senators still have a slim majority, with two races -- one of which includes a pro-choice woman candidate -- yet to be decided.
O'Neill predicted that the new Republican leadership in the House will take moves that would compromise women's rights.
"They will try to repeal the health care reform law, privatize or cut Social Security, cut funding for family-planning programs, undermine equal marriage initiatives, and try to weaken Roe v. Wade," the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States.
O'Neill warned that soon-to-be speaker of the House, John Boehner, "has made it no secret that he is anti-choice and anti-equal marriage," but vowed to fight him and his conservative phalanx in the House with the help of progressive lawmakers who managed to survive the midterm election bloodbath.
(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...
“Women’s groups”? Liberal death groups.
If a baby’s DNA is tested while still in the womb, and the genetics suggest that it is likely to be a gay male, should the mother have the right to abort it on that basis?
Hmmmm....... What WOULD a liberal say?
In 1991, NOW had a 80% Lesbian membership. What is it now?
The title is ridiculously biased — as if all U.S. women favored legal abortion.
Does anyone know why Personhood fell so hard in Colorado?
I read in at least one article that women voted Republican (this past Tuesday) in much higher-than-normal numbers.
From “See, I Told You So”, Rush said you would see the biggest swing to Pro-Life by Gay Rights advocates ever. That was 20 years ago. Now, it would be a Hate Crime.
Female babies are aborted just like male babies are.
Abortion is child abuse. Planned Parenthood even protects child molesters from prosecution.
Identity politics only matters if you are a DemocRat.
NOW doesn't give a Rat's donkey when tv hosts call Republican women "b*tch", "wh*re", or "c*nt". That's misogyny.
NOW does not speak for women's rights or interests. They defended Bill Clinton when he was on trial for workplace sexual harassment because he supports abortion. What adulterer doesn't?
You face a Governor in California who calls women "whores" too. What about that Terry?
NOW is silent over all of the botched abortions at legal clinics.
They oppose parental notification for minors seeking abortions even though their children can come home to bleed to death.
Perhaps its current members are offspring of those 20 year old lesbian relationships.
I wonder if Karin ever heard of this women’s group.
I don’t think they will be fighting the new lawmakers.
More Charges against Dangerous New Jersey Abortionist
Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:39:34 PM
Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today
Monday, September 13, 2010 3:34:34 PM
Woman Dies From Botched Abortion at Marie Stopes Clinic
Monday, May 24, 2010 12:47:36 PM
Baby that survived botched abortion was rejected for cleft lip and palate
Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:41:14 AM
Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong Twin in Failed Abortion
Monday, April 12, 2010 1:51:16 PM
Pro-Life Group Upset Abortion Business Dismisses Woman’s Abortion Death
Friday, January 29, 2010
And the headline says “US women” brace for fight with the new GOP lawmakers, as if the GOP is going after “women” in general because it doesn’t support extreme Left womens’ policies.
Heard a lib on Pacifica Radio denouncing mood enhancing drugs for school children saying that what is causing it is a chemical imbalance from being separated from their mothers for very long periods of time as they are growing up. That they need more maternal “bonding” in the early stages of life.
Except it was liberals who told women to give up domesticity and run daddy off after he donated his sperm.
Actions have consequences. When that became the “ideal” scenario, our culture jumped the shark.
Women are welcome in the workplace. They don’t have to stay in a bad relationship. But ultimately some women put themselves above their offspring and that includes those who abort their kids because they are the inconvenient reminder of a one night stand. Entering into a more stable relationship is “bad” according the sex positive feminists.
Personhood failed in Colorado because it’s hip to be pro abortion. Plus, in the Denver/Boulder area, there has been a huge influx of Lesbians.
Anti-life groups up in arms over the elections, is what the headline should read.
Colorado has a core libertarian streak along with a bunch of transplanted Californians.
Exit polls on FOX said women voted 50/48 D/R, which is at least five points skewed rightward from typical.
Does the writer mean to say that NOW has the most members of any women's group or that the members of NOW are the largest of all? (ducking)
I always thought it interesting that the most “pro-choice” demographic is young males 18-34. NOT women. Surprise surprise
Some choices are just not valid. Sorry.
The dirty little secret is that the GOP congress won’t touch pro-life policies. They know the Senate would block any initiatives, and Obama would veto them if they got to his desk.
I fought for my own "progress".
I don't need to kill a baby to prove it.
More hyperbole for fund raising. Let’s get real...no one would make these women pregnant. They are killing millions of baby girls that would have been reared by liberals, so they are heading for extinction.
“Abortion rights”, the right to kill human life.
Oh, please, knock off the feminazi demagoguery. With the economy in the crapper, Obamacare to be repealed, and foreign threats constantly lurking in the background, any change in abortion laws is way down on the to-do list for the GOP at the national and state levels. Considering the greater number of women who voted Republican this time, it was not a big issue for the electorate, either.
US Women != US groups using women as cover to promote harvesting babies for parts and/or promoting biological insanity.
They are bracing for a fight that’s not coming. If I were Boehner, I’d say,
“Look, our mission is to make abortion the most morally objectionable option available to a woman, not illegal. Frankly, its a mission we share with women’s groups too.
The fight women’s groups ought to be gearing up for is the fight for women’s rights in the Muslim world. Girls and women are getting hanged, killed by stoning, circumsized, and burned alive unjustly every day and not a peep is heard from NOW.
Frankly, if NOW can’t come out to defend Christine O’Donnell or Sarah Palin, or her daughters for what they’ve been through this year, I doubt seriously they are going to be changing any minds in the Muslim community.”
These are evil women's groups that want to legalize the murder of the innocent unborn. Women already have a superior position in the colleges and universities in this country where there are more women than men enrolled. Furthermore, the women get higher grades overall. No, a civilized society that supports the culture of life does not condone the killing of babies.
What have these women's groups accomplished over the past thirty years? How have they contributed to our wrecked economy?
It should read “A Small Minority of US Women Brace ...”
Here is a direct excerpt from the largest in-depth survey of American women’s views ever conducted — 3,300 in person interviews, conducted on behalf of a feminist group led by Faye Wattleton:
“Which one of the following comes closest to your own view on abortion?
It should be generally available to those who want it ... 30%
It should be available but under stricter limits than it is now ... 17%
It should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the womans life ... 34%
It should not be permitted at all ... 17%
[No opinion] ... 2%
“Progress and Perils” by the Center for the Advancement of Women, 2003 (unfortunately the link to the poll is now broken because the “Center” had closed it’s doors (possibly a result of the facts they uncovered in their poll??).
I’ve even heard abortionistas argue that it’s more humane to kill a child in the womb than to let her be born and be abused. Of course, it follows from that that a born child who’s the victim of actual abuse should be euthanized. (But then, maybe I shouldn’t give the death cult any ideas....)
What a bunch of BS. These ghouls will stop at nothing to detroy innocent lives.
These aren’t women. These are WOMYN!
Womyn= humanoid vultures
A liberal would just spite on you and run away. Logic doesn’t enter into their world view.
Why does anybody, on either side, think any significant changes are going to happen here? This issue was decided by the Supreme Court almost 40 years ago. There’s not much the rest of us can do about it.
Like that woman (single) who was preggo with triplets and decided she couldn’t handle that many kids at one time so she aborted two of them.
Yeah, but they won’t vote for any pro-death legislation either.
Keep your pants on & your legs together & it won’t be a problem.
Not a damn thing. They still claim that women earn the same reduced salery percentage than men that they were claiming 45 years ago.
...blah, blah, terrible time for civil rights, blah, blah, racism, sexism on the rise, blah, blah, reverse all the advancements made, blah, blah, party of evil white men who judge everyone by race and gender, blah, blah....
A whole other story.
The only thing any citizens needs to understand and accept is the taxpayer is not obligated to fund abortions.
Want to abort? Have at it.
Womyn= Homo sapiens biological units which choose to serve no species-useful purpose.
In my younger years I believed in ‘choice’
and was as angry as any of them that a man
thought he could tell me what to do with my body.
However...the Good Lord saw fit to open
my eyes and I couldn’t be more against the
I tell anyone now that I do believe in choice:
that a woman (usually) has the choice to have sex
or not with a partner that may or not be a father
material at any time in her life that a baby may or
not be a good result of her choice to have sex with
Most abortions are sought by women who made
the wrong choice to begin with, and there is NO
serious argument that can be made against
More like a human organism hijacked by a hungry demonic parasite.
The host is already dead. So...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.