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October 20, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Fighting against the war on women

Republicans have declared a war against women and their right to make their own health care choices. The male-dominated radical decisions against women are primarily in red states where Republican legislators are the majority. Examples of these radical red states include Texas, Ohio and North Carolina.

Why are red states holding special sessions to avoid the required two-third majority to pass legislation? Why are they including abortion bills in the state budget for the governor’s signature? Why are they including abortion amendments in bills on Sharia law and motorcycle safety?

What is the Republican defense for these indefensible actions?

There is no defense, only tactless and fanatical ideology.

Although abortions are legal, Republicans vehemently disagree. Why are men so obtrusive and vocal about women, their legal rights and personal decisions about what to do in the event of an unwanted pregnancy and other birth control issues? Why aren’t men supporting a woman’s decision, especially women who have been raped, victimized or have health conditions, which could cost them their life giving birth? Is this pro-life? Then why don’t Republicans speak out against those who are threatening and/or killing doctors and their staff who perform abortions? Don’t their lives matter?

Republicans are abolishing women’s health care rights and eliminating a poor woman’s access to preventive care while clamoring that there is no war on women.

We, the people, will make our voices heard in 2014 and in 2016. Since governing is an enigma to Republicans, I am sure the election results will be a big surprise.

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