Progressive political action group, MoveOn.org recently released an ad to combat what they perceive as a Republican attack on women.

The ad, which will run on both cable and network stations, uses the words of many Republican politicians to show just how hostile they’ve been toward women’s rights and access to health care.

The tv spot was released in advance of Tuesday’s Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Leading up to the contest, the candidates have all argued against access to birth control and for dismantling President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Despite the rhetoric surrounding women’s issues becoming increasingly contentious, the majority of Republican women who voted in both the Mississippi and Alabama primaries voted for the more conservative candidates.

While many on the Right have indicated that the “war on women” has been fabricated by the Liberals, it’s hard to ignore the countless anti-abortion bills aimed at making the government more involved in a woman’s decisions about her health.

Watch the ad and tell us what you think! 

  • Tonton Michel

    And in other news……rain is wet.

  • Greg
  • http://pervertedalchemist.blogspot.com Perverted Alchemist

    Since when did Republicans cared about women?
    Oh, that’s right…only when they’re in bed with them!!!

  • http://changecomesslow.com/2012/03/14/whats-wrong-with-sex/ Nikesha

    its all fire and brimstone and scarlet letters mistaken for “able” to ride raining down on women’s heads like we just satisfy ourselves 100 percent of the time and leave our equally jonesin’ lovers just hanging with a hand. For this perceived behavior of sexual selfishness we have been attacked. Called sluts, prostitutes, smeared in a debate over whether birth control should be covered by all employers — devoutly and religiously against it or not — and made to submit to unnecessary procedures that invade our privacy and may possibly increase humiliation, shame or angst. All of this has been thrown at women just seeking to live their lives as the sexual beings they were created to be without any of the human attachments that come from too many good nights of that great great.

  • http://method2hermadness.blogspot.com girlformerlyknownasgrace

    awesome video

  • apple

    yea they right

  • Carol

    If a woman is pro-life, does that make her anti-women as well? Or do all women need to follow lockstep on the issue of abortion to be recognized as members of their own gender?

  • LaLa

    I’m with Carol. Women don’t all think the same way. Nor do religious minorities. Or queer people. And that’s okay.

  • http://[email protected] theMuseintheMirror

    Wow. Those are some very good questions!

    I’m actually very pro-life, but I do think that the old white men who say these things about/for women, don’t really have the right to. It’s just to me, but I also don’t believe that having an abortion is necessarily a “women’s right”. It has nothing to do with “rights” but the generational naturalness of a woman giving birth to human life. Think about it. We call the motherland, Africa. Africa is where the children of this world were born.

    I don’t know…maybe nowadays I’m too “traditional” in that aspect. Let it be. But I love children … & I understand the sociological and historical complications of the makings of abortion.

    There’s just so much about women having abortions…too much…that it would be hard for me not to care.

  • I call Bull

    Of course it doesn’t, that’s your personal choice. But it doesn’t give “you” or the republican party the right to condemn those who pro choice. We all have the freedom to choose.

  • I call Bull

    I just boggles my mind that the republican agenda is against abortion and also against social welfare programs that benefit families of the children who are born into poverty AND they want to take away medical coverage of contraception. So basically women shouldn’t have abortions, but they also shouldn’t be supported if they decided to keep the child they can’t afford to have…or be supported in preventing the pregnancy in the first place. What gives?

  • http://method2hermadness.blogspot.com girlformerlyknownasgrace

    I am pro-life as well, but…I am voting Democrat. I am internally conflicted, but I am okay with this internal conflict. I think on a collective scale I prioritize certain fights above others.

  • Makeba

    +1

  • Grant

    @Greg, how is women being allowed more medical coverage in their insurance plans and equal pay in the workplace a War on Men? Is it a zero-sum game? OR are you too afraid of women with options and rights just like us? When a political party is deliberately trying to control the reproductive ability of Women using forceful legislation, while ignoring jobs and the economy, that is a War on Women. When have men been subjected to the same thing? How can a legislature that is made up almost primarily of men have a war on men? That is the same BS argument as “reverse racism”.

  • Allie

    No, that would be like saying being pro-choice means you’re a baby-killer, or pro-abortion.

  • The Taker

    Tell me something I don’t know. Sh*t is getting ridiculous. I am scared for Women’s Rights- present and future. I’m just getting scared period. Also did anybody read about the Republican Don Pridemore. He’s asking for divorce to be illegal no matter the circumstance. That’s right, it don’t matter if your spouse is beating the f*ck out of you and/ or your kids day and night, you wont be able to divorce. Even though I pray to the mighty spirit in the sky nobody would be that INSANE enough to pass a bill like that, with the way things are headed, who’s to say it wont. I think I might just have to start preparing an escape plan out of this damn country.

  • LemonNLime

    Really? Your examples make no sense. This advertisement is citing statements made by Republican congressmen and 1 commentator who cornerstone in the GOP machine . Clutch Magazine, Essence, and Vibe are not law makers or lobbyist. CNN and MSNBC are not lobbyist or law makers. The AAUM and NOW are organizations that “advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research”.

    Even if Clutch Magazine published an article sanctioning state-sponsored rape of men with ultrasound devices or supporting limiting men’s access to health care you could just NOT VISIT THE SITE. Where as you have LEGISLATORS, you know the people who create LAWS, coming up with this foolishness. If it passes, I can’t just click close or turn off the TV, I have to LEAVE THE COUNTRY or SUE THE FEDERAL GOV’T UNTIL IT GOES TO THE SUPREME COURT. THAT is why your sad pathetic example makes no sense.

    Critical thinking skills are a wonderful thing, you should try it next time. And for a supposed man that has so many problems with this site, you certainly seem to find yourself over here complaining a lot.

  • LemonNLime

    Ugh…I wish people would stop aligning pro-choice with pro-abortion. They are very different but conservatives and pro-lifers market them as being one because most people are too lazy to look at the logic and legal standing behind the concept.

    I would never want to have an abortion but that is MY choice. I am pro-choice because I believe each woman has the right to choose what SHE WANTS to do with her OWN body. If that means have a baby or putting it up for adoption, fine, it that means contraception, plan B, or abortion, that is fine too. I’m pro-choice because the government has NO right to tell me what I can or cannot do with my body. That is why it is called pro-CHOICE.

  • LemonNLime

    @Greg – Really? Your examples make no sense. This advertisement is citing statements made by Republican congressmen and 1 commentator who cornerstone in the GOP machine . Clutch Magazine, Essence, and Vibe are not law makers or lobbyist. CNN and MSNBC are not lobbyist or law makers. The AAUM and NOW are organizations that “advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research”.

    Even if Clutch Magazine published an article sanctioning state-sponsored rape of men with ultrasound devices or supporting limiting men’s access to health care you could just NOT VISIT THE SITE. Where as you have LEGISLATORS, you know the people who create LAWS, coming up with this foolishness. If it passes, I can’t just click close or turn off the TV, I have to LEAVE THE COUNTRY or SUE THE FEDERAL GOV’T UNTIL IT GOES TO THE SUPREME COURT. THAT is why your sad pathetic example makes no sense.

    Critical thinking skills are a wonderful thing, you should try it next time. And for a supposed man that has so many problems with this site, you certainly seem to find yourself over here complaining a lot.

  • Donald K Sumner

    Women have problem…with entitlement…

  • Paige

    THIS IS THE MOST INFLAMATORY AND PATHETIC ATTACK AD I HAVE EVER SEEN. Shame, shame, shame on you and on every woman in this video. The facts DO NOT SUPPORT their claims nor does this ad represent the sentiment of EDUCATED, POLITICALLY AWARE women. Period.

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