Candidates like Scott Brown (R-MA) who try to convince voters they are more like Independents than Republicans are just wolves in sheep's clothing. A Republican is a Republican and this peek at their platform is a frightening look at how the leaders of this party will control women's decisions and strip us of the rights that have taken us hundreds of years to establish if they regain any level of power.
The message in this video is so important – share it with all the women in your life and anyone who loves and cares for women.
If the results of election give Republicans any more control of government at any level than they have now, women’s rights will be decimated piece by piece.
Various iterations of this message are everywhere during this election season, some argue the message is being exaggerated for dramatic effect, but there is no question; women will lose if Republicans win. The truth is found in the Republican platform.
During their national convention, Republican delegates voted to approve this platform and their candidates are expected to abide by it in order to get the support, money and influence they need to win their elections. In fact many candidates at the state and national level actually attended the convention and voted for this platform.
If a candidate is a Republican, this is the document they have committed to adhere to, these are the policies and ideals that their party expects them to uphold.
Much to the delight of the National Right to Life Committee, who paid tens of thousands of dollars to send a colorful, extra large postcard touting MA Republican Senator Scott Brown - who is being challenged by Elizabeth Warren -as a candidate who is committed to their cause, this is the 2012 Republican platform on a women’s right to choose:
The Sanctity and Dignity of Human LifeOn how and why they would de-fund Planned Parenthood and any organization whose services might include abortions regardless of the reason for the procedure:
Faithful to the “self-evident” truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment
to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.
We also salute the many States that have passed laws for informed consent, mandatory waiting periods prior to an abortion, and health-protective clinic regulation. We seek to protect young girls from exploitation through a parental consent requirement;
We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.On appointing judges, so important, as the next president will be most likely be faced with more than one Supreme Court appointment:
We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.On stem cell research, used to find cures for many devastating diseases and conditions including Alzheimer’s, this part of the platform was condemned by Nancy Reagan:
We oppose federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.The GOP platform is long and includes many other areas of concern, including the right to impose religion under the guise of religious freedom, a whole section on the intention to de-fund healthcare and privatize those programs we rely on now to fund healthcare for seniors and struggling families and commitments to destroy any progress made regarding gay marriage.
The platform is a frightening glimpse into a future that could easily be ours, a future dictated by white male legislators who find their way into office with the support of wealthy special interests and influenced by their lobbyists whose well-paid full-time employees haunt the halls of Congress every day.
Here in Massachusetts, like so other “blue” states, Republican candidates like Massachusetts own Flip Fopping Senator Centerfold, are marketing themselves as people with “Independent Voices” – but these are not Independents, they are Republicans, and thus are bound to the policies and commitments set forth in the GOP platform.
They are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Don’t fall for it. Vote for the candidates whose platform espouses freedom and individual rights.
Here in MA that candidate is Elizabeth Warren. She gets it. She knows that women's rights need to be protected.
And here in MA we know "Governor" Romney. His canine teeth are sharpened and ready to shred women's rights the moment he smiles that smarmy smile and takes that oath. We can't let that happen. We need to re-elect President Barack Obama.
Get Out The Vote! We don't want to move backwards, we need to move forward!