Texas Renews GOP's War on Women

If the national Republican party is trying to tell you that the Republican war on women is over, don't believe them. That's the message Texas Republicans sent today by passing their "women should be barefoot and pregnant" bill. The Texas Republican party and Gov. Perry both bragged at this shameful act of subjugating women's freedom to the whim of a government.

Texas GOP:
"As Democrats continue to talk about their dreams of turning Texas blue, passage of (the bill) is proof that Texans are conservative and organized and we look forward to working with our amazing Republican leadership in the Texas Legislature as they finish the special session strong," a party statement said.
Gov. Perry:
"Today the Texas Legislature took its final step in our historic effort to protect life. This legislation builds on the strong and unwavering commitment we have made to defend life and protect women's health. I am proud of our lawmakers, and citizens who tirelessly defended our smallest and most vulnerable Texans and future Texans."
Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood said that this law will not only be fought in court but
"All they have done is built a committed group of people across this state who are outraged about the treatment of women and the lengths to which this Legislature will go to take women’s health care away," she said.
The GOP hasn't just built a committed group of people across the state of Texas who are outraged at the Republican party's attitude towards women and their strong push to turn back the clock on social progress to the 1950s. They have outraged people from sea to shining sea. This has been going on for some time, but the Republicans have proven again that if you give them power, they will use their power to assert government control over the state of pregnancy for every woman, and use the power of government to ensure every pregnancy's outcome follows the dictum of government rather than the free will and medical decision of a woman.

The example that courageous women and men in Texas set over the past few weeks must be carried on by the rest of us at every corner of this country. We must answer the Republican war on women with a campaign of justice, of freedom and of science. As it was last year, next year must be the next chapter in the story of what kind of country we are going to have. Just as last year, we need to answer Republican extremism and choose a path of social justice, economic fairness and above all, true equality. A midterm brought us the red wave of big government conservatism. In 2014, let's turn the tide back.


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