Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - Of Major Concern To All Women And Our Reproductive Rights!
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A couple days ago, I wrote over at SG about the Women's Campaign Foundation study (.pdf) that found that women donate 25% of the political money that men do. You can see what I had to say about it over there: the upshot was GET OUT THE CHECKBOOKS, CHICKS.

I hereby pledge to shoot at least $300 towards women's PACs or women candidates this year. Probably I'll donate more than that. Next year I'll chunk another bunch of money at women's PACs, the Democratic candidate, and local/state stuff.

Today's SG post explains one good reason why. Here it is. The statements by Bush's former Surgeon General deserve to be front-page news all over the country: Carmona said Bush administration political appointees censored his speeches and kept him from talking out publicly about certain issues, including the science on embryonic stem cell research, contraceptives and his misgivings about the administration’s embrace of “abstinence-only” sex education. . . . He said most of the public debate over the matter has been driven by political, ideological or theological motivations. Yep. But try to point this out and you get accused of discriminating against Christians, being intolerant of religious freedom, hating men, or being "too ideological" your own damn self. Gaaaaah.

You can see video of part of Carmona's testimony here:

Watch it: it's just breathtaking how appalling his admissions are. We have never seen it as partisan, as malicious, as vindictive, as mean-spirited as it is today. [By the way, this video is from Nancy Pelosi's YouTube channel, which is worth keeping an eye on.]

There really truly is an executive office and Republican party conspiracy to control women's reproductive decision-making. That they're also trying to control a bunch of other things do not change that fact. That so few people are willing to stand up and say that this is so is part of a broader problem with folks not seeing women's rights, specifically women's reproductive rights, as an important and fundamental civil liberties issue for Americans as a whole.

Which it darn well is, not only because women are slightly more than half of all Americans, but also because women are the mothers of every American, are the un- or underpaid labor force that does the vast majority of the important work that upholds the social and public health of the country, and because our rights (or lack thereof) can and will serve as wedges to limit the rights of you men. Wait and see.

Or, if you'd rather not, again: send some money to Emily's List. Because it should be *obvious* that supporting pro-choice women candidates is one of the most direct and most effective ways of getting these boneheads out of power.

Addendum: If Emily's List isn't your style--which I personally think is nuts, but hey--there's also the Women's Campaign Fund, which supports women candidates without the "pro-choice" requirement, or NOW PACs. Or feel free to link to your favorite women's PACs or candidates in comments

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