In recent weeks House Republicans have voiced opinions proving they hate Hispanics, and disapprove of same-sex marriage. Today they proved once again that they hate women and their right to decide what to do with their own bodies.
For 40 years Republicans have been chanting their cause of fetus first, woman, who cares? Today they accomplished their goal, sort of.
The legislation, sparked by the murder conviction of a Philadelphia late-term abortion provider, would restrict almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception, defying laws in most states that allow abortions up to when the fetus becomes viable, usually considered to be around 24 weeks.
It passed 228-196, with 6 Democrats joining Republicans in voting for it.
The vote is significant only for the fact that it gives women in America factual reasons to say that the Republican Party is waging a war on women. The Senate will ignore it, and if it were to reach the President’s desk, he would veto it. The White House called it “an assault on a woman’s right to choose” and “a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.”
Several legislators, physicians, and men with common sense, have made the claim that no man should make a decision for a woman regarding abortion. Because men are unable to experience the physical and emotional stress of pregnancy, they are in no position to make judgment relating to a woman’s choice, and her own body.
Democrats were quick to point out the archaic and backward thinking of the Republican Party.
“Now, I thought we had established this last fall with the election. Americans are tired of Congress taking up extreme and divisive legislation targeted at women’s health,” Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) said at a news conference. “Unfortunately, many of our Republican colleagues didn’t seem to have gotten that message last November.”
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) told reporters, “It’s a bill that will go absolutely nowhere.”
“It’s another opportunity for us to do less than we ought to be doing for the American people. We really ought to be talking job creation, getting our economy going and finding a solution to student loan interest rates that will double,” he said.
Democrats also pointed out that all of the Republican members who voted to pass the bill out of committee are men and sought to connect Franks’s comment last week that “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low” with former Rep. Todd Akin’s remark last year about “legitimate rape,” which sunk his Missouri Senate bid and reverberated through the 2012 campaign.
Every day, every statement I read by a member of the GOP, continues to amaze me. They have been known for nearly five years as the ‘party of no,’ and now they are regressing to become the party of, “those were the days, my friend, when girls were girls, and men were men, we knew who we were then, those were the days.”
Yes, the Republican House once again did not disappoint me. The proved that they continue to be racist, bigoted, and misogynistic.
The Guardian Express