Thread: Mr. Obama's Own War on Women
#1 Mr. Obama's Own War on Women04-07-2012, 06:42 PM
By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
Anti-war presidential candidate Gene McCarthy once described reporters as being like blackbirds on the telephone lines: one lands, they all land; one flies off, they all fly off.
We're seeing those media blackbirds again. They're going on and on about conservatives and their so-called war on women. It seems that if you don't think religious institutions -- hospitals, soup kitchens, universities -- should be forced to provide coverage for drugs that can cause abortions, then you are making "war" on women.
There's a real war on women, however. And it's been going on for decades. Our friend Steven Mosher first discovered this war on women in China three decades ago. Steven was a Stanford University Ph.D. student doing graduate research in rural China. He was then not a Christian believer, and he was even mildly pro-choice. What he discovered was that Chinese women got no choice. If they had a second child -- an "illegal" child -- these women could be rounded up, thrown in the back of a two-ton truck, and carted off to the local infirmary. There, they could even be held down, their children forcibly aborted. Many of these unfortunate women were in their last trimester of pregnancy.
If the abortion produced a live child, it was often the practice for population workers -- Communist Party "cadres" -- to drown the newborn baby.
With such brutal policies in effect limiting Chinese couples to only one child, the rural Chinese felt further pressure to make sure that that child was a boy. That's because sons are the only social "safety net" for hundreds of millions of Chinese.
Steven Mosher's courage and truth-telling got him kicked of China. That's not surprising. But it also got him kicked out of Stanford University. The administration at Stanford had been told that they would never send another graduate student to China if they didn't get rid of Mosher. So, being good liberals, they knuckled under to the Communist rulers of Beijing.
Steven Mosher has become one of the world's leading authorities on massive human rights abuses in China and in other nations, too. Today, he is a strong Christian witness and a devoted pro-life champion.
President Obama would have us believe that there is some kind of war on women, just in time for his re-election effort. But he is the one who made sure that China's monstrous population effort would be fully supported by the U.N. Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). Two days after assuming power, President Obama revoked the Reagan-era Mexico City Policy of the previous administration. He forces us to fund international Planned Barrenhood.
That means that the worldwide war on baby girls will go forward, with U.S. taxpayers footing part of the bill. President Obama says that attempts to cut off taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood are part of a campaign against women.
Hundreds of millions of baby girls have been killed. Demographer Nick Eberstadt has carefully documented this "gendercide." This world-wide "war against baby girls" is a major result of Planned Parenthood's population control ideology and its aggressive marketing of abortion-on-demand.
While Dr. Eberstadt demonstrates that this war on baby girls is having disastrous consequences now, it can have even more terrible implications in the future. We are looking at the collapse of whole nations.
Nor is this war on women limited to China, India, and third-world countries. Britain's respected daily Telegraph has reported on abortionists working for the United Kingdom's national health service. The Telegraph captured on tape evidence of these abortionists agreeing to kill unborn children because they tested female.
So next time you hear a liberal or a reporter going on about a "war on women," make sure to ask if this commentator favors legal protection of unborn baby girls. If he or she does, then we can take the rest of his or her comments seriously. If such people say that that's a matter of "choice," remind them that millions of unborn baby girls never got to choose life.
Dividing the country by race, religion, and sex may be good campaign politics, but it's terrible social policy. If we really want to be a kinder, gentler country, one where civility is respected, then let's start by protecting women in the womb.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/...#ixzz1rORvK1CS
04-07-2012, 10:40 PMBut he is the one who made sure that China's monstrous population effort would be fully supported by the U.N. Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA).
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04-07-2012, 11:38 PM
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And at this point Obama and the Democratic party are winning. The masterful handing of the Sandra fluke affair with an flying assist by Rush Limbagh has the casual news listener believing that Republicans do not want women to use birth control and want Roe vs Wade over turned at all costs.
Today, In Mississippi, it was announced that new restrictions on the requirements at abortion centers would probably result in the closing of the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. This was passed in response to the failure of a "personhood" amendment. It appears that if pro-life Republicans do not get their way one way they will have it another.
Historically, women have been pro-choice by a 50 - 43%. That number has tightened up a bit lately, but women are still pro-choice. That fact - and it is a fact - is being used by the Democrats very effectively.
Clinton won the presidency partly by convincing people that there was a economic disaster enveloping the country. Obama is trying to win by convincing women that Republicans are a supercilious lot, have a low opinion of women, and want them to stay at home and have babies.
For The Record: I am a Republican. I vote for the Republican platform. I am just saying that we, as Republicans, have not been particularly clever or lucky lately.
04-07-2012, 11:46 PM
Washington D.C., Mar 13, 2012 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent poll shows that President Barack Obama's approval ratings dropped 12 percentage points among women voters, despite claims that a federal contraception mandate would help his bid for re-election.
“It’s definitely something that young women are concerned about,” said Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America.
Hawkins told CNA on March 13 that beyond just contraception or abortion, the mandate touches on the issue of religious freedom, which is clear to any woman in the U.S. “whether she’s religious or not.”
“It goes too far,” she said, adding that women are beginning to ask fundamental questions about what the government would be able to regulate next if this mandate were to succeed.
In recent weeks, political analysts have suggested that Obama’s re-election campaign will receive a significant boost in women's votes due to its support for a controversial federal contraception mandate.
But a New York Times/CBS News poll shows that Obama's approval rating among women has plummeted at three times the rate as men within the last few weeks.
The poll, conducted March 7-11, revealed that the president's approval rating among Americans has fallen from 50 percent last month to an all-time low of 41 percent.
While Obama’s approval rating dipped just four percentage points among men, it dropped by 12 percentage points among women.
The decrease in women's support comes amid debate over a Jan. 20 mandate issued by the Obama administration under the new health care law. Introduced by the Department of Health and Human Services, the mandate will soon require employers to offer health care plans that include full coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, even if doing so violates their consciences.
Faced with a storm of protest from those who argued that the mandate violated First Amendment guarantees of religious freedom, President Obama promised an “accommodation” for religious freedom on Feb. 10.
Under the “accommodation,” which was never incorporated into the original mandate, religious employers would not directly buy the controversial coverage but would instead purchase health care plans from insurance companies that would be required to provide it free of charge.
Critics of the promised “accommodation” note that under such an arrangement, insurance companies would likely raise employers’ premiums in order to account for the “free” coverage, effectively passing the cost of the coverage back to the employers who object to it.
The U.S. bishops and numerous other groups have called for legislation to either overturn the mandate or implement an effective religious exemption.
Majorities of both men and women in the New York Times / CBS News poll also voiced support for religious and moral exemptions to the mandate.
Those polled believe by a 57 percent to 36 percent margin that religiously-affiliated employers should able to “opt out” of covering the full cost of birth control and related drugs if they have object to doing so.
Fifty-one percent say they support an exemption for all employers who have religious or moral objections to the mandate.
The poll findings come as the Obama administration launched increased efforts within the last week to bolster support among women voters by appealing to the healthcare law. On March 12, more than 1 million mailings were sent to women nationwide in separate versions for mothers, older women and young women, reported the New York Times.
04-07-2012, 11:55 PM
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Guess it depends on who you read.....
Women have pushed back against the Republican war against their health and reproductive decisions by giving President Obama record levels of support.
The USA Today/Gallup poll shows President Obama with a 49%-45% lead nationally over Mitt Romney, but signs of Obama’s increasing momentum are evident in a poll of 12 swing states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin). Obama leads Romney in the swing states by a 51%-42% margin.
04-08-2012, 12:05 AM
From what I have heard overall no effect was had by the Fluke flak, conservative gained nothing in the long run and neither did progressives.
We really are back to the economy and that is why they are trying to divert attention with their manufactured for prime time race war.
04-08-2012, 12:07 AM
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This is the link to the opinion poll about abortion/contraception coverage:
March 12, 2012 6:30 PM
Poll: Most say employers should be allowed not to cover contraception...
Rockntracker's Catholic News article (above) connects this opinion poll about contraception with a more general poll here:
March 12, 2012. President Obama's Approval Rating Drops
Both of these polls are from mid-March.
Starbuck's poll is from April 2.
Women Roar With Record Support For President Obama
By: Jason EasleyApril 2, 2012
Goes to show you how ephemeral polls are.
04-08-2012, 12:19 AM
I do agree with Mr Starbuck that it would be nice to pull away from social arguments and I think most conservatives would agree, that is why the progressive will try to continually push us back in the ring.
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