If women’s rights are target now, what will GOP eye next?

IN YVONNE Abraham’s Feb. 16 Metro column “Blunt words for Brown,’’ she asks why Senator Scott Brown is cosponsoring Missouri Senator Roy Blunt’s bill, which would give companies the option to avoid providing full medical coverage to women if the company can conjure some vague religious or philosophical objection.

Brown’s voting record falls into two categories. When his vote seems to matter, he swings to the Republican side. When it doesn’t, he swings to the Democratic side. Some say this shows he can compromise. I agree. I just don’t agree on what he has compromised.

Blunt, Brown, and the rest of that swarm don’t seem to care about the rights of women. They readily sacrifice their health and welfare as they seek campaign contributions and essentially invisible support from super PACs.


The best measure of a society is how strongly it fights to protect its women and children. If a society will not protect its current and future mothers, it will not and should not survive.

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The question to consider now is this: If these people are returned to office, which group would be their next target?

Arthur Thomas