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.
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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.