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Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the Republican War Against Women

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It might seem hyperbolic to say that Republicans have declared a war on women.

Sadly, it's not.

Just take a look at the top 10 shocking, crazy things Republicans have proposed in recent weeks.  If you think this constitutes a war on women, please share this email far and wide--forward it, and post it on Facebook and Twitter

I wish I could say these were the only examples of the Republican war on women. But it's just a sampling, and more is sure to come--unless we raise a ruckus and call them out. So please, share this email today.



photo of part of book cover of book, The Republican War Against Women; An Insider's Report from Behind the Lines, by Tanya Melich

Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP War on Women  

1)  Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care, they're actually trying to  redefine rape . After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't.

2)  A state legislator in Georgia wants to  change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to "accuser."  But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain "victims."

3)  In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could  make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care.  (Yep, for real.)

4)  Republicans want to  cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.  

5)  In Congress, Republicans have proposed a bill that would  let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.  

6)  Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program. Why? No need, they said.  Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.  

7)  And at the federal level, Republicans want to  cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion.  That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

8)  Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would  cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

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