Because of this:
I think I've said time and again that I'm a pro-life candidate and I'll be a pro-life president. The actions I'll take immediately is to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget.Mitt Romney, reiterating his vow to get rid of Planned Parenthood.
Gov. Scott Walker Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay LawThe headline really says it all.
Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I'd much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them.Janis Lane, Central Mississippi Tea Party President, A Mississippi Tea Party Chat, June 14, 2012.
And of course, there you have the other side. They're like, "Well, the poor pitiful women that can't afford to go out of state are just going to start doing them at home with a coat hanger." That's what we've heard over and over and over.Mississippi State Representative Bubba Carpenter trivializing the real life consequences of his state's law effectively outlawing abortion via oppressive regulations on abortion clinics.
But hey, you have to have moral values. You have to start somewhere, and that’s what we've decided to do.
During the floor debate on Tuesday, Del. C. Todd Gilbert announced that “in the vast majority of these cases, these [abortions] are matters of lifestyle convenience.” (He has since apologized.) Virginia Democrat Del. David Englin, who opposes the bill, has said Gilbert’s statement “is in line with previous Republican comments on the issue,” recalling one conversation with a GOP lawmaker who told him that women had already made the decision to be "vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant." (I confirmed with Englin that this quote was accurate.)Dahlia Lithwick, Where's the Outrage, on Virgina's transvaginal ultrasound bill (emphasis added).
The limitations established in sections 301, 302, 303, and 304 shall not apply to an abortion—Section 309 of H.R. 3 as introduced on January 20, 2011 (emphasis added); the bill’s 227 cosponsors include Paul Ryan.
(1) if the pregnancy occurred because the pregnant female was the subject of an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest; or
(2) in the case where the pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the pregnant female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
[P]eople seem to be so preoccupied with sex. I think it says something about our culture. We maybe need a massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues are. And this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s such inexpensive (sic). Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.Foster Fries, mega-funder of Rick Santorum, February 16, 2012, managing to insult women and history simultaneously.
Every woman in this country is a victim...they thrive on it.Rush Limbaugh, September 27, 2012 (quote taken from a Media Matters tweet).
But let me mention another thing, and that is parents. We need moms and dads helping raise kids. Wherever possible, the — the benefit of having two parents in the home — and that's not always possible. A lot of great single moms, single dads. But gosh, to tell our kids that before they have babies, they ought to think about getting married to someone — that's a great idea because if there's a two-parent family, the prospect of living in poverty goes down dramatically. The opportunities that the child will — will be able to achieve increase dramatically.Mitt Romney, bizarrely blaming single parents (which, let's be honest, means single mothers) for gun violence when asked by Candy Crowley about restrictions on the availability of assault weapons.
In particular, few women except for New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte – a freshman lawmaker from New England with only scant federal experience – are thought to be under consideration by Romney.Informal Romney advisor on the speculation surrounding Romney’s VP choice, June 19, 2012, ruling out all women because one woman was a disaster for the GOP.
"I think, unfortunately, Palin poisoned the well on that," said one informal Romney adviser, fretting that any woman selected as VP would draw inevitable comparisons to the former Alaska governor. "I would guess if I were inside the Romney mind that they're worried that any woman chosen will be subjected to a higher level of scrutiny."
Life gives us many experiences…I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive. Delivering pigs, dead or alive. It breaks our hearts to see those animals not make it.Georgia State Representative Terry England arguing in support of a ban on abortions even if the fetus will not survive to term by comparing women to farm animals.
Every nine seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten. Every day in the U.S. more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.Source.
I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote ... We should’ve never turned this over to women. And these women are voting in the wrong people. They’re voting in people who are evil who agrees with them who’re gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.Jesse Peterson, good friend of Sean Hannity, who seems to want men to be manly enough to smack us upside the head. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
And this probably was the reason they didn’t allow women to vote when men were men. Because men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman ... They were not afraid to deal with it. And they understood that, you let them take over, this is what would happen.
What the whole genesis of it was, it was advice to me, telling me, “If you're going to go down that road, you may have consensual sex that night and then the next morning it may be rape.” So the way he said it was, “Just remember, Roger, some girls, they rape so easy. It may be rape the next morning."Wisconsin State Rep. Roger Rivard, whose comment came in the wake of the actual rape of a 14 year old girl.
I think we have a very clear path to victory, and, apparently, Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent ... She had a confidence and was much more ladylike [in 2006].Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), being himself.
[Fluke is] a woman who is happily presenting herself as an immoral, baseless, no-purpose-to-her-life woman.Rush Limbaugh, delivering one of 53 smears against Sandra Fluke over a three-day period because he thinks she has a lot of sex.
[Cooley] failed to avoid the injuries of which she complains. [She] was frequently intoxicated, rowdy, combative, flirtatious and on multiple occasions intentionally exposed her bare breasts and genitalia to other contestants.Viacom, responding to a lawsuit with "she asked for it." (Warning: Details at the link are graphic.)
Two female US politicians were banned from addressing the Michigan house of representatives after one used the word "vagina" and the other tried to argue for regulating vasectomies during a debate over a controversial anti-abortion bill.From a Guardian article on the censorship of Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum by the anti-woman leadership of the Michigan House.
Julia is not your typical all-American girl, but an obviously independent, yuppie liberal woman … Julia's entire life is defined by her interactions with the state. Government is everywhere and each step of her life is tied to a government program. Notably absent in her story is any relationship with a husband, family, church or community, except a "community" garden where she works post-retirement.William Bennett, who gambled away over $8 million in non-milk money and said the crime rate would go down if all the black babies were aborted, delivering family values commentary on the Obama campaign’s Life of Julia.
There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing, with advances in science and technology.Joe Walsh, whose every utterance probably makes this guy cry a little bit.
MARK SCOLFORO, ASSOCIATED PRESS: How would you tell a daughter or a granddaughter who, God forbid, would be the victim of a rape, to keep the child against her own will? Do you have a way to explain that?Tom Smith, challenger to Sen. Bob Casey's senate seat, likening an unplanned pregnancy to one conceived in rape.
SMITH: I lived something similar to that with my own family. She chose life, and I commend her for that. She knew my views. But, fortunately for me, I didn’t have to.. she chose they way I thought. No don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t rape.
SCOLFORO: Similar how?
SMITH: Uh, having a baby out of wedlock.
SCOLFORO: That’s similar to rape?
SMITH: No, no, no, but… put yourself in a father’s situation, yes. It is similar. But, back to the original, I’m pro-life, period.
And, because inflicting the wound without rubbing salt in it just ain't fun, this:
And, finally, this:If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars.Reince Prisbus, launching a meme.
Well it is my opinion that Obama, but more so a lot of his liberal supporters are trying to distract every week with something new … the bullying thing is an example, the silly idea that there is a war on woman—women, talking about gay marriage. All of these I think are attempts to distract.Tim Carney, spreading the meme.
Now it’s a war on women; tomorrow it’s going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that.Paul Ryan, validating the meme.
I am quite comfortable that those who talk about a "war on women" are not just engaging in hyperbole, I think it’s far worse than that ... It is condemning people who are going to be reasonable and who are going to take into account the views of whom they don’t agree.
Condoleezza Rice, taking the meme to new heights of absurdity.