The folks at Veracity Stew have taken a look at how the Republican governments in many of the US states have declared war on women.
Many have said the war on women doesn’t exist, that it’s a ploy by the left to demonize Republicans. But what have we seen since they took over the house and stormed state legislatures across the country in 2010?
We’ve seen no comprehensive jobs bills, no bills drafted to try to stabilize the economy or rein in the criminal excesses of Wall Street and the banking worlds; we’ve witnessed continued, unrelenting obstructionism…
And we’ve seen the passage of an unprecedented number of bills meant to limit women’s access to health care and abortion services, which, may I remind you, remains legal in the United States of America. By the end of 2011, 135 pieces of legislation had been passed out of 1100 introduced, and in 2012 alone over 30 new provisions or measures have already been enacted out of 944 bills introduced.
I haven’t taken the time to determine the legislative party standings in the individual states, but it does seem that most of the attacks are coming from the Republicans.If anyone has further information on this, please let me know.
The comments sections includes some information missing from the graphic. Montana and Georgia have also legislated some attacks on women. On the other hand, some states such as California have passed some bills favourable to women. Overall though, it’s a tough time to be a woman in large parts of the US.