Anti-choice politicians have a problem.
They spent the last 16 months waging a War on Women, and now—crazily enough!—they’re seeing that women voters just don’t like what they’re doing.
So do they:
a) Stop waging their War on Women.
b) Pretend that the War on Women never existed in the first place, and come up with a new slogan to try to paper over the fact that they made attacking women’s freedom and privacy one of their "highest legislative priorities."
Congratulations to everyone who picked answer b!
Meet "Woman Up!"
Get it? It’s kinda like “man up!” except it’s for women.
"Woman Up" is the bright, new idea of the same anti-choice leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives who are leading the charge to wage the War on Women: Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Here’s a recap of all the “womaning up” these guys have done since taking power:
- The U.S. House of Representatives held more choice-related votes in 2011 than in any year since 2000.
- The House voted to defund Planned Parenthood and eliminate the Title X family-planning program. And Mitt Romney has vowed to do both of these things should he ever reach the White House.
- Anti-choice lawmakers pushed the Blunt amendment, which could have allowed employers and corporations to block their employees from getting insurance coverage of birth control. Every Republican senator but one voted for this measure—and Gov. Romney voiced his support for it.
- They held a House committee hearing with an all-male panel attacking birth control.
- At the state level, these politicians enacted twice as many anti-choice laws in 2011 as they did in the previous year.
Hey, guys—it’s not what you say, it’s what you do that counts.
Tell Speaker Boehner and the leading anti-choice politicians that if they really want to “woman up,” then they better stop their War on Women.
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