Debunking the “War on Women”

By Dave Andrusko

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

We can never expect the Obama Administration and their fellow pro-abortionists to ever call a truce in the “war on women” they have conjured up for political purposes. So it is up to the rest of us to discredit this bogus mantra every time it comes up.

Which is exactly what Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, did today on MSNBC. Correspondent/anchorThomas Roberts made no bones about where he was coming from—the “war” exists because there were “90 different anti-abortion laws coming across the state legislatures, spiking in the country after the Republicans take back state legislatures and governorships [in 2010]. How do you say it’s a fiction?”

Here’s what Priebus said in response:

“You and I are never going to be on the same page as long as you believe that if you’re pro-life, you’re anti-women. And you and I are never going to be on same page because I happen to believe that life begins at conception and you don’t. So, since you don’t believe that…

Roberts then interrupted him but Priebus finished his point

“I don’t buy that because I don’t buy your argument. I happen to believe that you can be pro-women and pro-life. You don’t. That’s the problem, Thomas.”

Hats off to Mr. Priebus. What is “anti-woman” about overcoming en trenched pro-abortion obstructionists to pass informed consent laws? Or laws that say you can’t kill unborn babies capable of feeling pain? Or laws that give panicky women one last chance—often the ONLY chance—to see and to learn about the child whose life they are about to end?

If Roberts had more time, no doubt he would have used as ‘evidence’ resistance to the Obama mandate  requiring  that all religious institutions-–universities, hospitals, and charities–-pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception. But what is “anti-woman” about resisting (as Archbishop William Lori put it over the weekend) “the government imposing its definition on what religion and religious organizations are to be”? That used to be called religious liberty!

Nice job, Mr. Priebus.

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