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Rep. Todd Akin has made up his own responses to rape and women…

Rep. Todd Akin has made up his theories about the female body being able to turn off responses to rape.

This is pretty stupid for the Tea Party… and female bodies when subjected to rape do not have ways to shut the whole thing down.

This is not the situation that is defined by response by women to the Tea Party view.

Of course, working women try to avoid pregnancy in Swaziland. What about the US?

The United States is one of three countries that does not guarantee new mothers paid maternity leave. The other two countries are Papua New Guinea and Swaziland.

Women are forced to put their careers and financial future at risk simply because they want to have children. During their pregnancy, they face being fired unfairly or not being able to properly care for themselves. They should not have to worry about making ends meet without paid maternity leave on top of that.

And where do Republicans stand on this outrageous situation?

As Bob Cesca says:

“…Republicans would rather ban abortion, ban contraception and make it super-expensive to be pregnant. Because they care about kids.”

 

 

Wouldn’t it be better if they supported paid maternity leave as an effort to avoid abortions without making it terribly expensive for working mothers? Don’t count on it.

New GOP Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Let Women Die Instead Of Having An Abortion

It is hard to believe that “Pro-Life” does not include the life of the Mother. Republicans once again show their lack of morality and ethical consideration of living people.

This is part of the article from Talking Points Memo:

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The controversy over “forcible rape” may be over, but now there’s a new Republican-sponsored abortion bill in the House that pro-choice folks say may be worse: this time around, the new language would allow hospitals to let a pregnant woman die rather than perform the abortion that would save her life.
The bill, known currently as H.R. 358 or the “Protect Life Act,” would amend the 2010 health care reform law that would modify the way Obamacare deals with abortion coverage.
But critics say a new language inserted into the bill just this week would go far beyond Stupak, allowing hospitals that receive federal funds but are opposed to abortions to turn away women in need of emergency pregnancy termination to save their lives.
The sponsor of H.R. 358, Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) is a vocal member of the House’s anti-abortion wing. 

Life Destroyer Joe Pitts

 

“This is really out there,” Donna Crane, policy director at NARAL Pro-Choice America told TPM. “I haven’t seen this before.”

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– Bill

Isn’t modern medical science grand?

Salon has a piece this morning for pregnant women entitled Don’t turn your womb into a “boom-boom room”. I’ll give you a clip here, but you might read the whole thing before exposing child-to-be to the Rolling Stones:
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Doctors warn against playing music to your unborn baby

Twenty years ago, back in the go-go 1990s, French ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Alfred Tomatis published his book “Pourquoi Mozart?” which claimed that playing music to your baby in utero could increase its IQ. Since then, making playlists for your fetus has become de rigueur, Web sites have sprung up debating whether listening to Mozart or Bach will make your baby smarter, and there’s been a deluge of prenatal audio equipment. You can buy headphones that fit around your belly or a CD compilation created specifically for little Jim-Bob’s still developing ears.

But, as it turns out, those “womb boxes” might be doing more harm than good — or, as the New York Post reports, “Doctors are now warning against the potential hazards of a mother turning her womb into a boom-boom room.”
Pediatrician Dr. David Cabbad at the Brooklyn Hospital Center notes that the piped-in tunes could hinder a babies’ sleep pattern.
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