For several decades the Republican Party has been waging a war against women. They have refused to support their efforts to receive equal pay in the workplace. They have refused to support the Violence Against Women Act. In support of the unconstitutional organization calling themselves Christian religious right, they sought the denial of a woman’s right to control the health of her own body; also unconstitutional.
During his campaign, Trump said that he would ban all abortions, and pass legislation criminally punishing any woman receiving an abortion, and the doctor who performed it. A dirty old man and his circle of sinners will once again take control of a woman’s right to care for her own body.
Donald Trump said that Hillary Clinton was not ‘presidential’ during a debate. It was obvious that his remark was related to the fact that she did not have a penis. Later, when we heard tapes revealing his true opinion of women, and when more than a dozen women accused him of being a sexual predator, we knew that Trump was immoral and a blatant misogynist.
The real question, is will he keep this promise made to his supporters? He hasn’t kept one to this date.
Low-income and poor women have a right to be afraid. Religious extremists in congress have already made several efforts to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. In typical Republican fashion, they want to increase the bloated defense budget, but eliminate life-saving medical care for millions of women.
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said in an interview that she plans to introduce a bill that would eliminate the provider’s funding as “one of the first orders on the agenda” when the new Congress convenes next month.
Planned Parenthood assists more than 2.5 million women each year. It has saved countless lives through cancer screening and other services. Contrary to what Republicans would like you to believe, no federal money has been used for abortions since 1976, with the exception of cases involving rape and incest.
Under GOP fascism, all social programs will be under attack, while the wealthy will receive tax cuts, and the right to destroy our planet for increased profits.
So congratulations to those who voted for Trump; you won?
By James Turnage
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