In his recent screed about how the "left is bent on destroying traditional America," Bill O'Reilly claims that the "secular progressives have created a mythical 'war on women' screaming that so-called reproductive rights are under assault." Truth is that despite Bill's contention that we silly gals are having a fit of the vapors, the war on women is very real. As I have frequently noted, in the past two years there have been an unprecedented number of anti-choice measures, brought by the GOP, that have been proposed and enacted. And the war continues. As Jon Stewart said about Bill O'Reilly, he's "full of shit." I present as prima facie evidence, the following...
As we speak, the GOP held Ohio House of Representatives has passed, out of committee, a bill to reduce funding to Planned Parenthood. If it passes the GOP House and Senate, it will, most likely, be signed by the pro-life Governor Kasich (former Fox News host). This law "would result in a cut of seven to 10 percent of Planned Parenthood’s funding, or about $2 million, according to testimony offered yesterday, that could impact nearly 100,000 Ohioans."
Ohio GOP lawmakers are planning on reviving the "heart beat bill" which would be the most restrictive abortion law in the country, if it is passed. This bill would ban all abortions, with no exceptions for rape and incest, after the fetal heartbeat is detected. This would prevent an abortion from taking place even before a woman realizes she is pregnant.
The nation's Catholic bishops will continue to push for passage of "conscience protections" against the Obama HHS birth control mandate. They are hoping to revive the "Blunt Amendment" which would allow not just Catholic institutions; but Catholic employers to deny coverage for employee's birth control. Viagra, of course, isn't included in the bill because that's for man needs which the bishops don't consider "intrinsically evil."
In Ohio, Dr. Rob Crane, who supports Planned Parenthood, says this regarding the proposed legislation: "This isn't a war on women, it's a war on reason." That Bill O'Reilly denies that there is a war on women demonstrates, clearly, that reason is not his strong suit!
I’d like to see O’Reilly produce examples anywhere near that level of “LEGISLATION” that targets Christmas!
Until then Bill, why don’t you stfu about the “War on Christmas.”