A snow storm closed area schools for two days, but that didn't stop busloads of people from braving the weather to head down to the Mall in order to affirm and protest abortion rights on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
House Democrats broke into a paroxysm of self-congratulation for passing a health reform bill. By embracing the Stupak-Pitts amendment, however, they entered the women’s hall of shame. They had promised no more limitations based on preexisting conditions. But House leadership allowed a codicil: Except if you are a woman.
The other week, when John McCain got all dismissive about women's health during the presidential debate and kept waving his fingers around making sarcastic air quotes - or, as Jon Stewart correctly referred to them last night on The Daily Show, "dick fingers" - I thought that my head was going blow off. "Women" use "health" as an excuse to get abortions? This is something that the "extreme pro-abortion movement" uses as a ploy to promote abortion? "HEALTH"?
Thursday is a very big day: the debate between the vice presidential candidates, Senator Joe Biden (D) and Governor Sarah Palin (R). And frankly, TV and radio pundits, I'm not interested in what Palin will be wearing, or whether a frown from Biden means he's being "mean" to her.
Joe BidenIn fact, I want both of them in the hot seat.
Because single women have concerns they need addressed-honestly, openly, and immediately-by our political candidates.
We are the Lipstick Lobby-but we're not looking for lip service.
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