Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Why are women in Virginia getting screwed by Republicans?

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More than a 1,000 people - most of whom were women - took to the streets outside the Virginia state capital on Monday - locked arm in arm and silently protested against anti-abortion legislation working it's way through the state legislature. The bill that the women are protesting against would define a fertilized egg as a person, thus criminalizing most birth control and IVF for infertile couples - slash state aid to poor women - and require all women to have a state agent insert a probe into them before they can get a legal abortion.
That's right the same Republicans that rail against big government also favor government having the power to probe women. Despite the protests - the law is expected to pass the legislature this week and be signed into law by Republican Governor Bob McDonnell.
Let's hope this blatant Republican war on women comes with consequences at the polls in November.
(How would you react if the state tried to screw you? Tell us here.)

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