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  •  That and stay the hell out of politics... (5+ / 0-)
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

    11/1/11-The Men Behind The War On Women

    A group of men with no real background in law or medicine, but blessed with a strong personal interest in women’s bodies, have quietly influenced all of the major anti-abortion legislation over the past several years. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops may be one of the quietest, yet most powerful lobbies on Capitol Hill, with political allies that have enabled them to roll back decades of law and precedent.

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    Lift the curtain, and behind the assault was the conference of bishops.

    "It is a very effective lobby, unfortunately, and now they have an ally in the Republican majority because both groups find this a means by which to fight women's health issues in general," said Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.), a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus. "The bishops carry a lot of clout."

    "We consider the two biggest opponents on the other side the Catholic bishops and National Right to Life," said Donna Crane, policy director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "They are extremely heavy-handed on this issue."

    While the bishops have always been vocal on the issue of choice, they have emerged since the 2009 health care reform debate as one of the most powerful anti-abortion advocates on Capitol Hill.

    Now, they are stepping up their attack on women's choice with a new, high-intensity campaign aimed at the latest front in the national anti-abortion battle: birth control. And the opposition is worried that they might have just enough sway over lawmakers to succeed. continued...

    These are the gentlemen who literally camped out in Bart Stupak's office during the House PPACA debate.

    Enough.

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 02:20:38 PM PST

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    •  Mmmm. And these men didn't even get (1+ / 0-)
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      pepper sprayed?  

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them.

      by cany on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 02:46:55 PM PST

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