There are some beliefs, no matter how sincerely held, that should simply not be respected by any government. A “belief” that targets and endangers a specific demographic group that has historically experienced discrimination is no more than a religious mask for bigotry. Just as we reject the use of religion to justify racial and homophobic bigotry, the same is true for gender bigotry as well.
Category: Fighting The Right
When Republican leaders in Washington don’t feel like governing, they attack women’s health care and abortion rights. That’s what happened this week, as a focus on defunding Planned Parenthood jumped to the head of the line in legislative priorities for the House of Representatives. That, and launching vicious personal attacks on Cecile Richards, the organization’s Read more …
Women are not fooled by the fraudulent propaganda videos produced to attack Planned Parenthood. Nor are we fooled by false claims that funding can simply be re-directed to other providers.
Thanks to U.S. Senators who actually care about women’s health, Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) government spending bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood has been stopped.
One in three women will have an abortion by the age of 45, making this procedure a common and necessary aspect of women’s reproductive health care. We reject extremist attempts to shame women who have terminated pregnancies. And we will never go back.