The established wisdom on the perplexing rise of current GOP frontrunner Rick Santorum is that his inability to attract female voters will ultimately cost him the nomination.
But according to a new poll, ladies are starting to take a shine to this Rick Santorum fellow…
Over the past several weeks, Republicans have watched squeamishly as presidential contender Rick Santorum has waded into multiple controversies that risk alienating half the 2012 electorate: women.
But in fact, Santorum has grown more popular among women while talking about his opposition to abortion, his disapproval of birth control and his view that the federal government shouldn’t pay for prenatal screenings.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows not only that Santorum is doing better among GOP women than he was a few weeks ago, but also that he is less unpopular…among Democratic and independent women than his Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
Well, you know what they say. Women love guys who treat them like dirt.
Sure, Santorum will promise you a better economy, but then he'll just raise the middle-class tax rate and take away your right to an abortion.
He'll shake your hand once, maybe at a rally, and tell you he loves your diner's home-cooked apple pie, but then he'll just devote all his attention to banning pre-natal care.
Ugh, men! Can't live with 'em, can't hold a congressional hearing on birth control without 'em.
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Tags: Abortion, Men and Women, Planned Parenthood, Primaries, Rick Santorum, Women's Rights
Fresh off their Great Muppet Attack Caper, conservatives have a new kid-friendly enemy: Girl Scouts.
Sure, we all know the Girl Scouts as an organization of adorable hard-working cookie-selling girls, but did you know they're actually a shadowy cabal of left-wing lesbian abortionists?
Well, that's what one Indiana Republican claims. And it must be true because he read it on the Internet…
A Fort Wayne lawmaker has refused to sign on to a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, calling the group a "radicalized organization" that supports abortion and promotes the "homosexual lifestyle."
Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, sent a letter to his fellow House Republicans on Saturday explaining why he would be the only member in the House not to endorse the non-binding resolution.
He said he did some web-based research and found allegations that the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, allows transgender females to join and encourages sex.
We all thought those little things Girl Scouts were selling were just cookies. Ha! So, so naïve. Tagalongs, those irresistible chocolate-covered disks, are filled with a delicious layer of peanut butter confection and abortion pill RU-486. And Samoas, those crunchy coconut-caramel rings you love so much? Sex toys.
Tags: Abortion, Girl Scouts, Indiana, LGBT, Planned Parenthood, Sex, State Legislature
In an effort to win over the electorate of 1956, congressional Republicans have taken up birth control as their new wedge issue. Unfortunately, it's hard to start a culture war over something that 99% of the culture supports.
But the GOP pressed ahead today with a full-blown congressional hearing, and who better to testify on this important women's issue than a panel composed entirely of men?
Female members of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee walked out of a hearing on the contraception policy after committee Chairman Darrell Issa (D-Calif.) refused to allow testimony from Sandra Flake, a Georgetown University law student who supports the administration’s policy.
Because she couldn’t testify, the hearing started off with an all-male panel of religious leaders answering questions from male lawmakers. The optics were hard to miss…
Witnesses from Catholic, Protestant and Jewish organizations testified Thursday that even though they don't have to subsidize employees' birth-control coverage, the policy remains a threat to their religious freedoms.
It makes sense that a congressional hearing on women's health would contain neither women nor health experts. It was organized by public servants who have no interest in serving the public.
Of course women shouldn't be able to testify about their own reproductive health needs. In order to help draft an unpopular law that sets women back 50 years, you must have a pair of testicles. Because that kind of arrogance takes a huge set of balls.
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Tags: Contraception, Darrell Issa, Health Care, House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Planned Parenthood, Republicans, Women's Rights
Conservatives are known for their staunch opposition to abortion, birth control, and now, healthy breasts.
According to Public Policy Polling, the Susan G. Komen Foundation's funding debacle is not only galvanizing conservatives against Planned Parenthood, it's also making them actively root for breast cancer…
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screening services (among conservatives only):
Favorable ……………………………………………….. 25%
Unfavorable ……………………………………………. 51%
Not sure ………………………………………………… 25%
Since cancer tends to kill minorities and the poor at higher rates than average, conservatives' support for the disease is perfectly in keeping with most of their other policies.
Perhaps all those Republican politicians are just jealous that Planned Parenthood workers can touch a woman's breasts without having to get her drunk.
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Tags: Abortion, Conservatives, Health, Health Care, Planned Parenthood, Polls, Women's Rights
Leave it to liberals to turn something as simple as defunding an organization that gives medical care to low-income women into something political.
Yet that's exactly what's happened. In case you haven't heard, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a major breast cancer research foundation, briefly decided to cut funding for Planned Parenthood because they forgot that a lot of women still like to do what they want with their uteruses.
But fear not, Godless abortionites — it looks like you've won this round. Karen Handel, the Georgia Republican blamed for Komen's Planned Parenthood decision, has ceded to public pressure and resigned from the foundation…
In her resignation letter, posted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Handel writes, "I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve … What was a thoughtful and thoroughly reviewed decision [to sever ties with Planned Parenthood] — one that would have indeed enabled Komen to deliver even greater community impact — has unfortunately been turned into something about politics."
She's right, her decision to defund Planned Parenthood was never about politics. It's just like her decision to run for governor of Georgia on an anti-Planned Parenthood platform. But I'm sure these crazy liberal activists would love to turn her run for governor into "something about politics" too.
In fact, can you name me any conservative who's tried to turn Planned Parenthood into a political issue? (Except for this guy — come on, people, he's suffered enough.)
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Tags: Liberals, Planned Parenthood, Women's Rights