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Ohio Dems: GOP waging war against women



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

COLUMBUS

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.”


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