War on women

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The War on Women is a political slogan used by progressives in the United States to characterize right wing attacks on contraception and other women's rights issues. The slogan emerged during the Republican presidential primaries prior to the election of 2012.

Health care

The issue first arose in the context of regulations issued by the Obama administration under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Wp→ which will require coverage of contraception for employees of Catholic schools and social service organizations operated by the church. The Catholic Church and its American bishops objected vigorously.

According to Humanae Vitae Wp→ (Of Human Life), an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI Wp→ and issued on July 25, 1968 by the Roman Catholic Church Wp→, contraception is forbidden by the Law of God Wp→.
Similarly excluded [as lawful] is any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation—whether as an end or as a means.[1]

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Wp→ says, "House Republicans have launched an all-out war on women since taking the Speaker's gavel over a year ago"[2] stating for example that they:

  • Proposed limiting the definition of rape to cases of "forcible rape" only in an effort to limit access to health services for women
  • held a "hearing on women's health with five men and no women"
  • voted to defund Planned Parenthood and tried to limit access to health care services for women

and adding that "Republicans are trying to silence women who stand against their radical agenda."

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Wp→ (D-NJ) said Republicans "want to take us back to the Dark Ages ... when women were property." [3] Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wp→ (D-Fla.) said Mitt Romney Wp→ would "allow big corporations to deny health care options to their female employees." [4]

Books

  • George W. Bush and the War on Women by Barbara Finlay of the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University - The book "takes a devastating look at the actions and policies of the George W. Bush administration in terms of their impact on women in the United States" [5]

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Material from Wikipedia

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