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Nikki Haley's Hard Sell

Posted by MacZad
Sep 27 2012

Recently S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley appeared in a nearby town trying to convince the local ladies that the Republican Party was not waging a "war on women," and that they should vote for the Romney-Ryan ticket.

Her message is a hard sell for, as depicted by this Wasserman Boston Globe cartoon, the ultra-conservative and sometimes ignorant Republican leaders (mostly men) have made restricting women's reproductive rights a top priority.

 Cartoon showing Todd Akin and Paul Ryan

And it's not just these two. Much of the party leadership is just as disparaging of women. Here's an excerpt from a CNN article about the Republican Convention's Platform Committee:

The 110-member platform panel passed a so-called Human Life Amendment that calls for a ban on abortion, without mention of the more common exceptions for victims of rape or incest. “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed,” said platform language obtained by CNN. “We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”

Barney Frank had it right when he said that anti-abortion legislators ,"believe that life begins at conception and ends at birth." Given such strongly-held Republican mindsets it's clear that their concern for the unborn will always far outweigh any concern for the pregnant woman. So ladies don't believe Nikki Haley's claim that there's no Republican "war on women." The facts speak otherwise.

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