Pop Five: Attacks on Women’s Rights

Here are our Top Five Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Attacks on Women’s Rights (just in the last six months!), brought to you by EMILY’s List.

5. Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasounds. Republican legislators in Virginia proposed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo an invasive, medically unnecessary vaginal probe before their procedure.

English: Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh

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4. Rush Limbaugh Calls Sandra Fluke a Prostitute and a Slut. After Sandra Fluke stood up for women, Rush Limbaugh called her a prostitute and a slut for speaking out in favor of birth control coverage. He also said she should have to put videos of her having sex online to compensate the taxpayers who “are going to pay for your contraceptives.” Classy.

3. Susan G. Komen Foundation defunds Planned Parenthood. Komen cut off funding to the largest provider of reproductive health services in the U.S.

2. The Man Panel. Congressman Darrell Issa convened a panel to discuss the coverage of birth control but refused to include any women.

1. The Blunt Amendment. Religious exemptions weren’t enough for Roy Blunt. This amendment would have allowed your employer to decide what kind of health care you could get based on his or her personal convictions.

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