A new wave of Republican lawmakers barged into office after the 2010 elections on promises of fiscal responsibility and a reigning in of government spending. Jobs. The economy. Econo-jobs. While everyone was Tea Partying their pants off and puking star spangled vomit into the potted plants, eager for the tax breaks that never came, newly-elected conservatives wasted no time to get to what they were really after: women's reproductive rights.
When Tennessee's state legislature voted to defund Planned Parenthood, anti-contraception lawmakers thought that their long statewide nightmare of affordable birth control and low-income women's access to nonjudgmental sexual health... Read Post
In 2010, 87 Republicans rode a wave of "tea party" momentum into Congress for the first time. They were elected on a populist mandate to cut government spending, cut taxes and reduce the national debt. Still in 2012, with Republican... Read Post