Texas Politics and Women

Hilary Clinton’s remarks to the Women in the World Summit come as Democrats and Republicans fight over issues such as access to birth control. (03/12/2012)

“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me. But they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and bodies.”

In newspapers and on TV, there have been numerous reports of efforts from to restrict the rights of women when far right Republicans gain control in Congress and state governments. I have heard these same officials lambasting foreign governments controlled by religious fanatics who restrict the rights of women. And yet these American officials have the gall to use our government to harass women.They continuously try to impose their far-right religious beliefs on our citizens. They reveal their contempt for women and their doctors.

I’m so glad they failed in another of their efforts yesterday. Religious ideology has no place in politics.

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