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Ohio Dems: GOP waging war against women

Published: Sun, March 4, 2012 @ 1:00 a.m.


Democrats in Ohio are blasting Republicans for what they call a war against women.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Ohio Democratic Party’s Legacy Dinner on Friday largely focused on reproductive rights.

To the crowd of about 900, former Gov. Ted Strickland said, “Republicans are attacking our women. And we’re not going to put up with it, are we men?”

Among issues discussed was a failed U.S. Senate amendment that would have allowed employers and insurers to opt out of portions of the president’s health-care law they found morally objectionable, including a requirement that insurers cover contraception costs.

The keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, said it’s the GOP’s choice to refight “culture wars” settled decades ago. But, she says, “they are going to pay for it.”


1Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Soooo democrat's think republican's are evil. Thank you captain obvious. Let me know when you cover other exciting stories like dogs do not like cats, water is wet, fire is hot etc.....

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2Jerry(845 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Spreading rumors that black men were "after our women" worked for the Democrats after the Civil War. I guess they are resurrecting that strategy now to use it against the GOP.

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3VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

My wife doesn't agree. She is voting Republican as she lost her job in the energy generation industry because of negative rulings by Obama on using coal for generating power.

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4Spiderlegs(161 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

There is definitely a religious freedom issue here, and Jerry is definitely right about the way in which Democrats are demonizing faith-based institutions. A small percentage of organizations are legally permitted to require their employees ascribe to certain religious positions or certain lifestyles as part of their employment, e.g., a Christian school can fire people for living together unmarried if this is included in the code of conduct, or a Christian university can dismiss students for having premarital sex on campus. People who work at these places have voluntarily consented to follow these rules. The right of these organizations to do this is recognized by law and is routinely affirmed in legal challenges and are often required to be interviewed about their religious positions as part of their interview and sign the code of conduct. The Obama administration tried to take this right way in a recent case, and the Supreme Court unanimously rebuffed the administration's position.

Unfortunately, the hands of the Catholic Church are not completely clean in this, because many Catholic organizations want a blank exemption for their employees even when the Catholic organization does not put a lifestyle restriction on the employee.

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5Photoman(1246 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

This appears to be just one more log in the fire of diviseivness that is orchestrated by the current administration. Instead of urging us to come together in a concerted effort to save our nation, we are being herded like sheep into many divided columns.

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6VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

This is only the beginning. As we get closer and closer to election day, we will see many more issues popping up to divide us even further. The more divided we become by election day, the better off the current administration is in getting re-elected.

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7Silence_Dogood(1670 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

And by extension is can be said that the

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8doubled(210 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Spider says..."Jerry is definitely right about the way in which Democrats are demonizing faith-based institutions."

Really, Spider??? Because the blunt amendment did not involve only faith based institutions...it applied to ALL employers ...so if they morally objected to yuor medical treatment- they could refuse to cover it for you....maybe you should read up on exactly what these bagger reps are trying to pass off as law before you conclude they're trying to defend "religious freedom".

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9Lostworld(7 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

If there were ever anyone attacking women, it is Democrats. Obama and his party have been doing everything they can to destroy this economy. That means that men and women are out of jobs, thereby making life much more difficult for women.
I have a letter from Sherrod Brown saying that he intends to continue to support Obama's policies. Think about that.

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