They say they are fighting abortion, but recent actions by Donald Trump and his Republican enablers make clear that they in fact have declared war on birth control itself. In doing so they have taken the “war on women” to a new extreme level because they are challenging the right of women to have access to contraceptives, which are used by 60% of women of reproductive age.
Trump is making a move that clearly panders to his base of voters, but it's a move that will hurt millions of women in America and make abortion more frequent.
We will take action in short order to follow the President’s instruction to safeguard the deeply held religious beliefs of Americans who provide health insurance.
Kansas' religious Republicans are so intent on proving they will go to any length to protect a fetus that they passed legislation for the National Right To Life movement outlawing a medical procedure to ban abortions at 14 weeks after fertilization.
Republicans claim their abominable legislation overturning a Washington D.C. anti-discrimination statute that prohibited religious employers from punishing women who use birth control, family planning services, or abortion services was to protect employers' religious liberty according to the Hobby Lobby ruling. However, they revealed the legislation is about using religious tyranny to control women.
One day people will wake up and wonder why they can no longer get the pill in their state, let alone an abortion. They can thank a Republican for the RFRA.
It is why although the law appears only to target the LGBT community and allow the 'faithful' to legally punish same-sex marriage partners by refusing to hire, serve, or provide them with medical care, it is important to remember there is no mention of gays in the law.
Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling giving women the right to choose when they give birth and, like every year for over two decades, religious fanatics will protest the landmark decision. Their contention is that patriarchs in Catholic Church, not women, own the right to make reproductive choices for American women.
American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby ruling. As is typical of the bishops, their aim is controlling American women and forcing them to either become celibate or perpetual birthing machines.
It appears nothing short of an outright ban, and criminalization, of all forms of birth control will satisfy the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Even shaky reason dictates that a robust women's electoral movement would cleanse Republican patriarchs from Congress, governorships, and state legislatures, and bring the Republican war on women to an abrupt and just end. However, that is certainly not the case and it is down to American women's greatest enemy and it is not Republican men per se, but the evangelical women electing them.
For a senatorial candidate from Iowa, the way to show support for a religious principle is voting for a constitutional amendment that effectively eliminates a woman's constitutional rights, and then claim the amendment really would not do anything at all.
Two separate polls that were released on Sunday show that Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) is ahead of his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner. Colorado is a state that Republicans feel is vital in their attempt to take over the Senate this November.
Two issues alone will have a devastating affect on any religious business or corporation's employees, but after doing a cursory reading of the Hobby Lobby et al complaint, the High Court decision will immediately affect more than just their employees.
The inspiration for Hobby Lobby, and 71 other "religious" corporations, to sue for a religious exemption of the contraception mandate is not about abortion, but about controlling women and inflicting consequences for not adhering to their Puritanical belief that women in their employ, can not, and will not, have sexual relations without paying a heavy price.
During Tuesday's broadcast of Fox News' Outnumbered, reporter Jesse Watters was the "One Lucky Guy" on the panel. The conversation turned to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. Watters made some outrageously sexist comments.
Republicans like Mitch McConnell are very proud of their endorsements from Mike Huckabee so it's instructive when Huckabee concern trolls about women wanting Uncle Sugar to hand them birth control.
This is 21st century America and absurdity borne of religion is on the ascendance and on the cusp of legally policing morality.
The problem is that if corporations have Freedom of Religion, its employers lose their Freedom of Religion
The judicial system has become a partisan tool of corporations and Republicans to impose theocratic law on women.
Blakeman said that since having sex at the age of 15 can be statutory rape, President Obama is encouraging criminal behavior by making Plan B available over the counter.
Republicans typically oppose women's equality as a matter of course, their non-stop attacks on Planned Parenthood are based on their allegiance to evangelical Christians.
House Republicans proposed they will shut down the government unless they are allowed to restrict women's access to contraception.
If a woman is having a miscarriage or a difficult pregnancy and she visits a Catholic hospital, chances are a priest will diagnose and recommend treatment based on Vatican dogma.
Republicans are the party of hate and their standard bearer, Willard Romney, has proven he is the avatar of hate toward the American people, but especially women.
Paul Ryan said that elected officials should be in charge of Row V Wade, raising the alarm bell that a Romney/Ryan admin intends to implement the Personhood Amendment.
'It is also very difficult to win an election when you are getting shellacked among women, the group that makes up about half the electorate.'
Religious liberty proponents don't understand that Obama's policy does not require any man, or woman, to use contraception or to abandon their own religious prohibition against using birth control.
The Georgetown University law student's rousing speech included, 'Our president, when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters---not his delegates or donors---and stands with all women.'
A Republican candidate for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Sheriff won't rule out the use of deadly force to stop an 'elective' legal abortions.
Rachel Maddow stood up to Rush Limbaugh and took the right wing talker down by revealing to the world that behind the bluster, Limbaugh doesn't understand birth control.
While Republicans pass alleged 'religious freedom' laws aimed at knocking down women's reproductive rights across the country, at least one has gone down in flames.
Some of Ron Paul's otherwise socially liberal followers are an example of men who have turned their backs on reproductive rights.
New Hampshire Republicans working with the Catholic Church figured they could take away a few more rights from women and no one would care. They were wrong.
Bill Maher thinks we should accept Rush Limbaugh's apology, but here's why we must pursue Limbaugh to a point where he pays an actual price and everyone in the business knows it.
The titular head of the GOP, Rush Limbaugh, is helping the GOP narrow down that horrid big tent thing Ronald Reagan attempted to fashion in the 80’s with his war on women’s health. Here are two “average American women” with college educations (aka in Republican circles as “snobs”) who have used birth control and are not pleased about being called sluts for it.
Rush Limbaugh, a.k.a. radio's morning after pill for your intelligence, used an attack on Danica Patrick to stealthily advance the right's war on contraception.