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Polls show most women support legislation behind the so-called “War on Women”

The ACLU describes “War on Women” with the following:

The “War on Women” describes the legislative and rhetorical attacks on women and women’s rights taking place across the nation. In includes a wide-range of policy efforts designed to place restrictions on women’s health care and erode protections for women and their families. Examples at the state and federal level have included restricting contraception; cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood; state-mandated, medically unnecessary ultrasounds; abortion taxes; abortion waiting periods; forcing women to tell their employers why they want birth control, and prohibiting insurance companies from including abortion coverage in their policies.

While the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and liberal media would like to convince America that its fabricated “War on Women” represents the sentiments of most women in the country, The Republican Discourse recently broke down some of the actual numbers, astutely observing the irony behind the term “War on Women.” They pointed out that women are in some ways belittled by the issues that radical feminists and organizations like NARAL rally for.

When radical feminists cry foul any time “reproductive rights issues” are limited by legislation, they seem to overlook the fact that many women do not enjoy the sexual license that comes along with unrestricted and free access to contraception and abortion – not because they are prudish, but because many women recognize that sex unattached to any sort of responsibility may encourage men to view women as objects.

Furthermore, men and women alike are concerned about the health hazards that procedures like late-term abortion place on women’s health. Is it really pro-woman to rally for doctors to be able to perform abortions without admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, or to encourage legislation that allows non-physicians (including nurses) to perform abortions on women? Restrictions on practices of this nature are denounced as evidence of a war on women, but common sense indicates that in many cases, restrictions on so-called “reproductive rights” are in the best interest of women’s health.

The Republican Discourse cited both a Quinnipiac University poll and Washington Post poll, both of which show that 60% of women oppose abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The University of Texas found the same to be true in the state of Texas, where a 20-week abortion ban went into effect just this week. The Republican Discourse also cited a poll that shows 65% of Californians believing that non-physician abortions will be dangerous to women’s health.

  • JDC

    “NARAL Pro-Choice America describes “War on Women” with the following:”

    I can’t help but notice that the link in this sentence is to the ACLU’s website, not NARAL.

    • Lauren Enriquez

      Major typo! Thanks for catching it!

      • JDC

        No Problem! Glad to help.

  • MamaBear

    There truly is a “war on women” today. But, it is not from pro-life people. It is from those who want to view women as sexual objects. It is very widespread throughout our culture and includes pro-abortion people who want women to be “free” to be used by men who do not want responsibility, entertainment that includes degrading pole dances and costume “accidents” on live TV, and even the sexualization (“save the tatas” & “I heart boobies”) of a disease that kills 40,000 of us a year and maims many more.
    Yes, they are right there is a “war on women,” but they are part of it. When I was young, feminism was supposed to mean we could have it all….education, marriage, career, kids. It did not mean promiscuity and sexualization as is so rampant in our culture, nor did it mean career alone while sacrificing family.
    Abortion is a big business. They cry “war on women,” but the truth is they seek to profit from women who have become victims of those who seek to use women without making commitments to them.

    • Basset_Hound

      Even from the beginning, the message of feminism was that in order to be “free-n-equal” a woman had to quash any gender differences and behave like a man. A woman had to enter male dominated fields. If she wanted to be a teacher, a nurse, or (God forbid) a stay at home mother, she was sneared at. If she had to feel an emotional connection with a man before having sex, she was ridiculed.

      • PrincessJasmine4

        Modern feminist:
        A woman who just hates being a woman so much that she wants to be a man. To achieve this status she must go thru a ritual that involves killing her offspring

  • PrincessJasmine4

    NARAL and PP fight so hard for substandard conditions and against inspections for abortion clinics so as to make abortions more readily available. This gave us Gosnell.
    They fight hard so hard for tax payer funded abortion and contraception because to them women are too weak and helpless to afford it themselves.

    And then they tell conservatives that we’re waging a war on women when we try to clean up their mess.

  • Peter

    “[...]to view women more objectively.”

    I know what you’re trying to say, but what you actually said isn’t a negative thing. You’re trying to say that they’ll look at women as if they were merely objects; but that’s not what objectively means. To look at something objectively means to look at it for what it is, disregarding preconceptions, biases, and any outside influences. To objectively look at something is to see it for what it is.

    • Lauren Enriquez

      You’re right! That was poorly worded. Thanks for catching it.

  • Damien Johnson

    So if you want free birth control, the reasons why should be kept to oneself? So if I go to the bank for a loan then I don’t have to tell them what I need the money for?