Tag: Women’s Issues

2016 GOP Field Divided On Whether To Shutter Government Over Planned Parenthood

Igor Bobic, Huffington Post – August 4, 2015

Enraged by a string of controversial videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing aborted fetal specimens, conservatives in and out of Washington are pushing to shut government down, if necessary, to stop federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

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Is the GOP Setting Itself Up for a War on Women II?

Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan – July 30, 2015

As the presidential primaries approach, the biggest battleground may not be Iowa or New Hampshire, but women’s bodies and reproductive rights. Republican presidential candidates are taking loud and aggressive anti-abortion positions, and that’s giving some women’s rights advocates flashbacks to four years ago.

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One-on-One with Hillary Clinton

Daily Times  Herald – July 28, 2015

I just accept the fact that there’s a double standard in politics, just like there is a double standard in life, and if I’m going to be in the arena, I just have to work extra hard to overcome whatever bias there still may exist, and not to shy away from what I believe, and what I will fight for, including women’s economic opportunities, and particularly equal pay for equal work.”

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Rand Paul Plans to Keep Pushing to Defund U.S. Planned Parenthood

Alina Selyukh, Reuters – July 26, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential contender Rand Paul said on Sunday he plans to push Congress to cut federal funding for the non-profit reproductive healthcare organization Planned Parenthood in a debate over its treatment of aborted fetal tissue.

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Fiorina Says She’ll Elevate Abortion Issue

Ed Tibbetts, Quad City Times – July 25, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Florina said here  Saturday that abortion is an issue that must be given prominence in the 2016 election, and she suggested she can talk about it in a way her male rivals for the party’s nomination cannot.

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How Hillary Clinton is Making the Economic Issues = Women’s Issues Argument

Janell Ross, Washington Post – July 23, 2015

Clinton’s emphasis on women’s issues being economic issues stands in stark contrast to how she ran her 2008 race when she and her staff played down her gender in every way possible. Now they’re embracing it.

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In Iowa, the First Face-off Between Clinton, Sanders and Other Rivals

Philip Rucker, Washington Post – July 18, 2015

[Clinton] said some critics ask why she talks about such issues as paid sick days, the minimum wage and child care. “There she goes again with the women’s issues,” Clinton said, mocking her critics. “Well, I’m not going to stop,” Clinton said. “So get ready for a long campaign.”

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