The reality is that the purpose is to punish the federal government for not adhering to Catholic and evangelicals' religious edicts
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.
The recent appropriations bill known as the CRomnibus could have been a lot worse for women's reproductive rights and it is very fortunate for women that Democrats and President Obama succeeded in getting it passed.
Now, the Republicans' first order of business with Mitch McConnell sharing Senate Majority Leader duties with Ted Cruz is precisely what they did when they won the House majority in 2010; attack women's right to choose when they give birth.
Republicans seek to assuage the crime of rape by redefining it to prevent women from abortion services, claiming it is a blessing or legislating medical instrument rape to teach women their place.
With no religious, economic, and scientific justification for denying women the right to choose their reproductive health, it is obvious the Republican's goal is exerting control over women.
NOW/PAC endorses President Obama, drawing clear contrast between Obama's pro women's rights achievements and Romney's efforts to turn the clock back to the 1950's.
Republicans claim they want smaller government, but they are panting to impose their bible ideology on women with the full authority of the law.
After Senate Republicans rejected the Fair Pay Act, women and their supporters have stepped up their actions to make Republicans pay in November.
Women are angry, insulted, and sick and tired of being treated like second-class citizens and they have the motivation, intelligence to end the Republican war against them.
In state after state, the misogynistic mandates by Republicans enforcing religious edicts against women are inflaming men and women alike.