Yes, there really is a war on women

The magic number is 55. That is how many times House Republicans of the 112th (current) Congress have voted for bills that discriminate against women or restrict our rights or even condemn to death pregnant women who need emergency abortion to save their lives.

Katie of Feministing lists some of the highlights (lowlights) of The Anti-Women Voting Record compiled by Henry Waxman (D-CA):

  • Seventeen votes which would allow health insurance companies to discriminate against women by charging women higher premiums than men or denying women coverage based on “pre-existing conditions” like being pregnant.
  • a vote which would allow hospitals to deny emergency abortions to women’s whose lives are at risk, which NARAL’s Nancy Keenan has called The “Let Women Die” Bill.
  • Six votes against protections for women from violence and discrimination,including votes against protecting the confidentiality of domestic violence victims, and votes against additional funding for grants under the Violence Against Women Act
  • Votes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants,  and Children (WIC). (Because, you know, they’re the party of family values, which means letting pregnant women, new mothers AND infants go hungry.)

You can also read the whole report. Truly amazing.

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