10 Apr '11, 1am

Budget Deal Done On Poor Women\'s Backs:

Budget Deal Done On Poor Women\'s Backs:

How vicious and widespread is the Republican attack on poor women ? It just about shut down the federal government. And it still might. The deal struck was at the greatest price to women, in particular to poor women. While Democrats defeated Republican attacks at funding for women's health care and organizations like Planned Parenthood, they capitulated to banning the District of Columbia from using federal and local taxpayer dollars on abortions. The budget also contains a rider that guarantees that the Senate will vote on a stand alone bill to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood. While the measure may not make it through the Senate, the fact that it's happening shows that using women as political hostages is standard operating procedure for both Republicans and Democrats. If it wasn't clear before the budget battle it should be now. This was never about Planned Pa...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/budget-dea...

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