To The Editor:
What is all this buzz about the Republican war on women? Is it just a political stunt to gain the female vote? Just recently, there was the “Not My Boss’ Business Act” put forth in the Senate attempting hold a vote on nullifying the Supreme Court’s majority decision in favor of Hobby Lobby to decide on No-Choice as opposed to Pro-Choice concerning a woman’s right to make decisions concerning her own body. The majority Supreme Court’s decision was made by five Conservative Catholic men and the dissenting votes on women’s rights by three woman and one man; three Jews and one Catholic. Hardly shocking.
The Senate vote was equally predictable. Fifty percent of the Republican female Senators (both of them) voted against Hobby Lobby, they were Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The other 50 percent of the female Republicans (the other two) who voted against their responsibility over their own bodies were Deb Fischer (R-NEB) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). All 43 of the Republican male Senators voted against women’s rights with the exception of Mark Kirk (R-IL). I hope these man’s-mans don’t ostracize him as a girly boy. Maybe he even hates war. Oh my.
As expected, all 16 Democratic female Senators together with all 37 male Senators voted in favor of the women. [Brian Schatz (D-HI) did not vote.]
What is all this buzz about the Republican war on women?!!!