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Carly Fiorina: “The war on women is shameless, baseless propaganda”

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Since the Hobby Lobby ruling, the pro-abortion lobby has been busily making sure women know that they’re under attack. Why? Because evidently, women are too weak to survive unless their employer pays for every form of contraception currently available — anything else, and it’s another battle in the mythical “war on women.”

Carly Fiorina was recently on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, and she didn’t mince her words at all when she gave her opinion of the “war on women” and the feminist response to the Hobby Lobby ruling.

Frankly, a lot of women, me included, are sick of the “war on women”. And we saw it in spades on Monday after the Hobby Lobby case, which — you know, the women of Hobby Lobby had access to contraception through their company insurance plan before Obamacare, they have access to contraception free, 16 forms of it, after this ruling. But somehow, you know, this is the long arm of business and the Republican party reaching into the body of women. It’s ridiculous.

I am reminded — I brought a prop. My husband and I were having Chinese food the other day, and I opened my fortune cookie, and here’s what my fortune said. “Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.” And that’s exactly right. The “war on women” is shameless, baseless propaganda. There is no fact to it, but it’s worked, because it’s scared women to death. Enough. Enough.

Fiorina hits the nail on the head. This is a manufactured outrage by people with an agenda, egging on people who simply don’t understand how insurance works and ignoring that Hobby Lobby does, in fact, still provide coverage for contraception and does not demand that their employees never use the four methods of birth control they won’t cover.

Their employees are still more than welcome to use Plan B or Ella or any kind of birth control they want to use; there are just four kinds of birth control that Hobby Lobby won’t pay for. So why is this really such a big problem?

It says a lot about the pro-abortion movement that this is what they want to reduce women to: nothing more than the sum of our wombs, the very thing that they accuse pro-lifers of doing. But there’s a few key differences between pro-life advocates and pro-abortion advocates. How often do we see pro-lifers screaming and swearing and tearing out our hair when a legal ruling does not go our way?

While disappointed, pro-lifers tend to just pick themselves up and keep working. But it’s the complete opposite on the other side of the fence. You can see examples of it with Wendy Davis and the ban of late-term abortions in Texas, and with this Hobby Lobby ruling. And as Fiorina points out, their bitter words and actions are indicative of the weakness of their cause.

Mostly, though, it’s sad… sad, because it must be truly exhausting to see yourself, and every other woman out there, as a perpetual victim in need of rescuing by the government — and the “rescue” being free birth control and abortion on demand. That’s how weak and helpless the pro-abortion movement sees women as, that without an employer paying 100% of every form of birth control available a woman is somehow powerless.

They don’t see women as empowered and strong enough to be able to take care of themselves on their own. No, to the pro-abortion lobby, women need someone else to do everything for them.

So ask yourself: who is really waging the war on women?

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