The GOP’s War on Poor Women

The Progressive Cynic

© Josh Sager – March 2014

The Republican Party has spent a good part of the last few decades using the issues of abortion and welfare to stir up their base and retain their power in the country. While many see these two issues as separate, in realty, they are simply part of a continuum, where the GOP uses attacks on the vulnerable to prop up their electoral prospects.

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The GOP “war on women” could more accurately be described as the GOP “war on poor women” because virtually every anti-woman policy supported by the GOP in recent years is highly regressive in its targeting—they affect poor women a great deal while having virtually no effect on wealthy women.

The GOP War on Women

The GOP’s “war on women” is characterized by an organized and long-term set of attacks on women’s reproductive choices, economic equality, and equal protections under the law…

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9 Responses to The GOP’s War on Poor Women

  1. whungerford says:

    Whatever one may think of Phyllis Schlafly, she isn’t guilty of fighting against woman’s suffrage. Schlafly was born in 1924, four years after women got the vote. The author may have confused suffrage with the Equal Rights Amendment.

  2. BOB MCGILL says:

    http://www.lifenews.com/…/report-women-with-multiple-sexual-partners-more…‎
    by Tom McClusky | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/16/14 11:53 AM

    Poor women? not according to this !

    • BOB MCGILL says:

      The only women that I know, that had an abortion, only did it so they wouldn’t get caught messing around.

  3. Barbara Griffin says:

    Excellent article on the war against women, and thank you for sharing!

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