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  • gfo99 gfo99 Apr 9, 2012 10:32 AM Flag

    Women are winning GOP chagrined

    DNC Chair: GOP 'Callous and Insensitive' Towards Women

    Posted: 08 Apr 2012 03:00 PM PDT

    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Sunday ripped the Republican Party for "turning back the clock for women."

    During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked asked the congresswoman from Florida if it was unfair to call GOP policies a "war on women."

    "The policies that have come out of the Republican Party, saying that we should have a debate again over contraception and whether we should have access to it and it should be affordable, saying that -- like Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, you know, he tried to quietly repeal the Equal Pay Act," Wasserman Schultz noted. "Women aren't going to stand for that. Governor Walker just signed a bill that repeals the equal pay law they had in Wisconsin for years."

    She continued: "You have Republicans who have engaged themselves for the entire Congress trying to redefine rape as only being forcible rape, defunding Planned Parenthood and family planning programs. The Lilly Ledbetter Act -- the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act put teeth behind the notion that women deserve equal pay for equal work. That was the first bill the President Obama signed into law. The overwhelming majority of Republicans serving in Congress voted against it."

    "So, the focus of the Republican Party on turning back the clock for women really is something that is unacceptable and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards women's priorities."

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