A raped woman can be forced to have the baby. Abortions and contraceptives are banned. She's charged with murder for a miscarriage. How did we get here?
Who are the men leading the Republican war on women? What's their history with women?
This Power Map traces the history of two Supreme Court justices who will be voting on overturning Roe v Wade; candidates endorsed by Trump who if elected Senator would be responsible for confirming future Supreme Court justices; cable TV hosts and Republican strategists leading the war on women.
Take this quiz. (Answers below)
- Who served his wife divorce papers while she was recovering from cancer?
- Accused of holding a razor to his wife's throat?
- Refused work after she turned down male hosts' alleged demands for sex?
- Accused of laughing while assaulting a young woman?
- Went into women’s dressing rooms, kissed them without consent and groped them?
Are these really the men who should be deciding what a woman can do with her own body?
Accused of domestic violence
"The dozens of accusations of sexual assault and harassment levied against Donald Trump over the years are inseparable from his political identity. But Trump has also endorsed several candidates for office who have been accused by those who know them of domestic violence, threatening behavior or sexual harassment.
Trump’s world is chock full of these types of figures: In 2018, then-White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter was accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives. Porter denied the allegations, and the President wished him well on his way out the door. (Porter wasn’t the only White House staffer to resign over abuse allegations.)
Steve Bannon, once Trump’s campaign chief and then a White House counselor, was once accused of pulling his then-wife’s neck and wrist during an argument, and then of grabbing the phone from her and throwing it across the room as she called 911. Bannon pleaded not guilty and the case against him was ultimately dismissed." - Talking Points Memo
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Republican men push abortion laws
"84% of the state lawmakers who have sponsored trigger laws are men, five states had no women sponsors for trigger laws, all but one of the 13 governors who have signed trigger laws are men, and 91% of the senators who confirmed the antiabortion majority on the Supreme Court are men. These men are overwhelmingly Republican: 86% of the trigger law sponsors were Republican, all of the antiabortion justices were nominated by Republicans, and 94% of the senators who voted to confirm the antiabortion justices were Republicans." - Letters From An American
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Hypocrisy on 'family values'
"There are high public officials in both the Democratic and Republican Partieswho are being exposed for moral transgressions... But you don't see Liberals and Democrats running around calling for amendments to the national Constitution to ban gay marriage and cement certain "family values" that they select to govern the conduct of the rest of us. It's conservatives and Republicans who are out calling for that, and perhaps its' time for them to work on their own personal family values, as we all need to do, before they run around telling the rest of us how we should conduct ours." - HuffPost
Takeaway: Stand up for women's rights while you still can. Make sure to vote!
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Answers: Newt Gingrich, Herschel Walker, Cathy Areu, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump