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US women brace for abortion fight with new lawmakers
AFP via Google News ^ | 4 October 2010 | Karin Zeitvogel

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.

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KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; abortion; antichild; antigod; choice; feminazis; hairylegs; liberalbigots; nags; now; pravdamedia; prodeath; righttolife; starkravingsocialism; women; yellowjournalism
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1 posted on 11/04/2010 11:59:35 AM PDT by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

“Women’s groups”? Liberal death groups.


2 posted on 11/04/2010 12:01:04 PM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: Racehorse

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?


3 posted on 11/04/2010 12:01:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: Genoa

In 1991, NOW had a 80% Lesbian membership. What is it now?


4 posted on 11/04/2010 12:02:35 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Racehorse

The title is ridiculously biased — as if all U.S. women favored legal abortion.


5 posted on 11/04/2010 12:03:28 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: Racehorse; All

Does anyone know why Personhood fell so hard in Colorado?


6 posted on 11/04/2010 12:03:35 PM PDT by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: Racehorse

I read in at least one article that women voted Republican (this past Tuesday) in much higher-than-normal numbers.


7 posted on 11/04/2010 12:03:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Uncle Miltie

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.


8 posted on 11/04/2010 12:05:53 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Racehorse

Female babies are aborted just like male babies are.

Abortion is child abuse. Planned Parenthood even protects child molesters from prosecution.


9 posted on 11/04/2010 12:07:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I read in at least one article that women voted Republican (this past Tuesday) in much higher-than-normal numbers.

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?

10 posted on 11/04/2010 12:09:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Racehorse
"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.

You face a Governor in California who calls women "whores" too. What about that Terry?

11 posted on 11/04/2010 12:11:02 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: Racehorse
cheap, effective If it doesn't work, Obama care is there!
12 posted on 11/04/2010 12:12:16 PM PDT by tired1 (Federalize the Fed)
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To: Racehorse

13 posted on 11/04/2010 12:12:50 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane)
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To: tired1

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.


14 posted on 11/04/2010 12:14:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: massgopguy

Perhaps its current members are offspring of those 20 year old lesbian relationships.


15 posted on 11/04/2010 12:14:26 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Racehorse

I wonder if Karin ever heard of this women’s group.

http://www.cwfa.org/main.asp

I don’t think they will be fighting the new lawmakers.


16 posted on 11/04/2010 12:17:31 PM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: tired1

More Charges against Dangerous New Jersey Abortionist
Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:39:34 PM
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2595089/posts

Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today
Monday, September 13, 2010 3:34:34 PM
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2588440/posts

Woman Dies From Botched Abortion at Marie Stopes Clinic
Monday, May 24, 2010 12:47:36 PM
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2520132/posts

Baby that survived botched abortion was rejected for cleft lip and palate
Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:41:14 AM
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2503142/posts

Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong Twin in Failed Abortion
Monday, April 12, 2010 1:51:16 PM
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2491545/posts

Pro-Life Group Upset Abortion Business Dismisses Woman’s Abortion Death
Friday, January 29, 2010
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2440346/posts

More:
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/botchedabortion/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/botchedabortions/index


17 posted on 11/04/2010 12:18:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Genoa

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.


18 posted on 11/04/2010 12:20:36 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Mr. Lucky

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.


19 posted on 11/04/2010 12:24:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Elvina

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.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 12:28:33 PM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: Racehorse

Anti-life groups up in arms over the elections, is what the headline should read.


21 posted on 11/04/2010 12:30:00 PM PDT by Grunthor (I learned only after Obamas' election that I am a racist, SEXIST, homophobe, anarchist.)
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To: Elvina

Colorado has a core libertarian streak along with a bunch of transplanted Californians.


22 posted on 11/04/2010 12:30:41 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: ConservativeStatement

Exit polls on FOX said women voted 50/48 D/R, which is at least five points skewed rightward from typical.


23 posted on 11/04/2010 12:31:47 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Racehorse
..the largest women's group in the United States.

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)

24 posted on 11/04/2010 12:49:22 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: crymeariver

I always thought it interesting that the most “pro-choice” demographic is young males 18-34. NOT women. Surprise surprise


25 posted on 11/04/2010 12:55:34 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Racehorse

“Anti-choice.”

Some choices are just not valid. Sorry.


26 posted on 11/04/2010 12:56:40 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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.


27 posted on 11/04/2010 12:57:35 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Racehorse
a new speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women

I fought for my own "progress".

I don't need to kill a baby to prove it.

28 posted on 11/04/2010 1:07:14 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Stay focused and determined. Our destination is NOVEMBER!!)
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To: Racehorse

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.


29 posted on 11/04/2010 1:08:53 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Racehorse

“Abortion rights”, the right to kill human life.


30 posted on 11/04/2010 1:09:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Racehorse

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.


31 posted on 11/04/2010 1:13:35 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Racehorse

US Women != US groups using women as cover to promote harvesting babies for parts and/or promoting biological insanity.


32 posted on 11/04/2010 1:16:57 PM PDT by TeachableMoment
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To: Racehorse

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.”


33 posted on 11/04/2010 1:20:07 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Racehorse
Unborn women are people too.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 11/04/2010 1:26:05 PM PDT by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: Racehorse
US women's groups Thursday were bracing for a fight over abortion rights and gender equality with the new conservative majority in Congress.

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?

35 posted on 11/04/2010 1:26:16 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Racehorse

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 woman’s 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??).


36 posted on 11/04/2010 1:29:01 PM PDT by edwinland
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To: a fool in paradise

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....)


37 posted on 11/04/2010 1:37:48 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable Rights)
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To: Racehorse

What a bunch of BS. These ghouls will stop at nothing to detroy innocent lives.


38 posted on 11/04/2010 1:42:34 PM PDT by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Saviour has overcome the world.)
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To: Racehorse

These aren’t women. These are WOMYN!

Womyn= humanoid vultures


39 posted on 11/04/2010 1:57:31 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Uncle Miltie

A liberal would just spite on you and run away. Logic doesn’t enter into their world view.


40 posted on 11/04/2010 1:58:20 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Racehorse

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.


41 posted on 11/04/2010 2:12:39 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


42 posted on 11/04/2010 2:34:40 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: boop

Yeah, but they won’t vote for any pro-death legislation either.


43 posted on 11/04/2010 2:36:06 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Racehorse

Keep your pants on & your legs together & it won’t be a problem.


44 posted on 11/04/2010 2:40:21 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: olezip
What have these women's groups accomplished over the past thirty years?

Not a damn thing. They still claim that women earn the same reduced salery percentage than men that they were claiming 45 years ago.

45 posted on 11/04/2010 2:41:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Racehorse

...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....


46 posted on 11/04/2010 2:58:07 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Racehorse
I have the utmost confidence in the sanity of most American Women. The unwashed hairy loud and obnoxious ones?

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.

47 posted on 11/04/2010 4:14:40 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Soothesayer
These aren’t women. These are WOMYN!
Womyn= humanoid vultures

Womyn= Homo sapiens biological units which choose to serve no species-useful purpose.

48 posted on 11/04/2010 4:24:31 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Racehorse

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
vile procedure.

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
said partner.

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
that fact.


49 posted on 11/04/2010 4:50:30 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: Publius6961

More like a human organism hijacked by a hungry demonic parasite.

The host is already dead. So...


50 posted on 11/04/2010 8:31:35 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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