View Full Version : Repub Olympia Snow Acknowledges Repub W.onWomen

Gayle in MD
08-28-2012, 01:14 AM
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Sen. Olympia Snowe on how the GOP can mend its image among women

By Olympia J. Snowe, Published: August*24The Washington Post

It is unfortunate that the stunningly insensitive statement about rape made last weekend by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is casting a shadow over the start of the Republican National Convention. Republican leaders, led by Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, rightfully and strongly repudiated his remarks.

Yet, the comments from Akin reinforce the perception that we in the Republican Party are unsympathetic to issues of paramount concern to women.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>I have worked for three decades as a staunch advocate of building a “big tent” party that includes both pro-choice and pro-life Republicans. In that time, I have seen controversies such as this one alienate a large segment of the female population and perpetuate the gender gap among voters that has historically plagued our party.</span>

This is not where I hoped my party would be in 2012. Today, the Republican Party faces a clear challenge: Will we rebuild our relationship with women, thereby placing us on the road to success in November, or will we continue to isolate them and certainly lose this election?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/s...e30a_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sen-olympia-snowe-on-how-the-gop-can-mend-its-image-among-women/2012/08/24/8647e6fc-ed50-11e1-b09d-07d971dee30a_story.html)

Also, just realized that the MR3 Bill,, co-sponsored by Ryan included the denial of abortion in all circumstances, and even incest. Their other version, only allows abortion if the incest victim is under age!