War on women moves to Ohio

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    And that last point is one which escapes conservatives.

    I'm not sure what the goal is here -- to get Kasich impeached before his term ends, or to lose Ohio for Rmoney in November.
     
  2. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Another WTF

    37 centers, only 3 of which provide abortions, are being defunded. Instead of preventing abortions they are going to prevent women from getting the care and check-ups they need.

    It's time for the people in these states to stand up and get these yokels out of office. It shouldn't be about being a republican or being a democrat. It should be about being a human.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You can bet that the Stepford Wives will vote as their husbands demand, so it is up to woman like you to scream bloody murder.

    Woman will die as a result of actions like this.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Sounds like another state is going to be joining Texas in having medicare funding yanked. The Federal level should really stand firm on yanking the funding over this stuff. Make the states go back to the way it should be.
     
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    But they will have flexed their 'muscle', which will make the Republican voters happy.

    "The plays the thing." ;)
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Well it plays to get them past the primaries but screws them over in general.

    The people who vote in the primaries will vote no matter what for anyone with GOP after their name. They are just scared of the nut jobs in the primaries.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Imagine the crazy **** they'll pull if Reps. take over the federal government and start block granting everything back to the states.

    OT: I think this election is the most important in quite some time as it appears at least 2 Supreme Court seats may become available.
     
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    Then the stakes are very high indeed.

    Do you wish Corporations to take over the Supreme Court? (Not you Ralph.)

    It could happen.
     
  9. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't have a doubt in the world about that.

    And as long as the Republicans keep moving further to the right, every election will be more important than usual...because if these Republicans ever get control of both houses, the presidency and the Supreme Court, we might as well post the country on E-bay and sell it to the highest bidder.
     
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    So you are going to blame the selling out of the country just on Republicans?
     
  11. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No.

    But it's hard enough holding out hope for improvement with the setup we've got now.

    With an all-GOP government, I figure there's no hope at all.
     
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    I don't think it matters either way at this point. Money knows no party and will buy and sell blindly.
     
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    The two-party system has reached way past it's best-before date.

    It's not working anymore, and there is scant hope that it ever will again.

    Even if Genghis Khan was running as an Independent, it would be a wise move to vote for him.
     
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    Common sense should tell you that if you want to lower the abortion rates, then you want to increase access to contraception. Additionally, you want to fund sex education programs that do not adhere to an abstinence only policy. And when I say common sense I mean any credible study that has examined the issue.
     
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    But agendas well beyond common sense are at play here.

    This is what you must fight.
     
  16. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I don't think the last point escapes today's conservatives. I think they mean what they say -- they want to deny all women all varieties of family planning health care.
     
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    The problem with the GOP is it operates within the vested interests of Money, the Military Industrial Complex and the Social-Conservatives. There's a very nasty section of a Venn diagram that Democrats, flawed as they are, simply can't compete with.
     
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    The religious right has far to much say in the policies of the Republican party.
    By and large most religious faiths have a very bad track record, when dealing with women's rights.
     
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    Seriously, Kasich needs to die in a fire. He's the worst kind of human being.
     
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    This just needed bolding to point out how completely ridiculous this bill is. I'm so fed up with female sexuality being punished. It's like simply having a vagina, cervix, uterus, and ovaries is a crime to be vilified.

    No one is going to stop having sex because some uptight dipshit pulls something like this. All it does is make women (who may not even be sexually active) more unhealthy and increases unwanted pregnancies. Unwanted pregnancies in women who if they can't/won't abort might not be mentally and financially equipped to be a parent. Even worse these same shortsighted hypocrite politicians only stand by the fetus. A newborn is no longer a republican's issue to press. :rolleyes:

    WAKE THE **** UP! You can't be against sexual education, contraception, abortion AND single mothers, welfare and pay equality.
     
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    Oh, I think you can. As a matter of fact I was just thinking how convenient it must be to be a flyover state Republican and always be able to stir up a headline-generating, vote-earning political crapfest by damning either irresponsible women having abortions or irresponsible women having "welfare babies." As long as the Bible-thumping bumpkin voters don't figure out that it's normal for people (even women!) to have sex, you can always present yourself as the solution to some aspect of a "problem" you basically made up. Misogyny is the political gift that keeps giving.
     
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    This.

    It already has. Citizens United decision, anyone? Corporations currently seem to have more rights than women.

    It'll also leave women who are intentionally pregnant with poorer prenatal care, higher maternal and infant mortality, poorer health for newborns (which typically impacts the child's entire life)... etc.

    Oh, and women who aren't pregnant and may not even be sexually active won't be able to get reproductive health services, which are, you know, recommended for every woman of child-bearing age whether or not she's sexually active.

    This includes care for menstrual problems (which can even be life-threatening in some cases where bleeding is excessively heavy and doesn't stop normally), cancers, ovarian cysts (which are debilitatingly painful), endometriosis... need I go on?
     
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    No but the Republican party has radicalized itself to the point where liberals are so afraid of them getting into power we can no longer exert any leverage on our politicians.

    If I didn't think Republicans are patently insane then I would be voting for a third party this election.

    Unfortunately I'm so worried about the extremism of the conservative party I can't in good conscience vote for a third party.
     
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    If these were men's reproductive issues, we'd have Planned Parenthoods on every corner.
     
  25. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Hardly. It's not like poor men have great, free healthcare in the U.S. "The rich get richer, and the poor get children." You thought that was a mournful expression of reality -- the way things are. It is actually a goal of the far right.

    "Citizens United" is a recognition of the fact that rich people have more rights than everybody else.
     

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