All four Republican candidates for President are staunch supporters of women’s rights. They unabashedly campaign for the rights of every American to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They do not believe any person should be discriminated against based on race, age, or gender.
Mitt Romney’s marriage is one of my favorite things about the man. A person can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his wife, and the sheer adoration Mitt has for Ann reveals that he absolutely believes women are equal to men. If he didn’t believe women to be capable or intelligent, he’d never seek his wife’s advice, but as he told Larry King in 2007, "She's also my best counselor. There is no issue that is important to me, political or personal, in terms of personnel type issues, that I don't ask Ann's advice."
Rick Santorum has openly stated that he would never restrict a women’s access to birth control, even as he opposed a law that would force churches to provide health care coverage to their female employees, even if it went against the tenants of their faith. He said:
That has nothing to do with the right of a woman ... we're not talking about denying women the access to contraception, they can go and get it, but we're talking about having a church of which they happen to chose to work for and they know their position in working for them, you're now forcing them as a condition of employing people to pay for something that again is a grievous moral wrong.
How about that ... Santorum even believes that women should have a right to choose their own place of employment.
Newt Gingrich is fighting like mad for the rights of unborn females. He believes that they should be given personhood status and protection under the law. Ok, he likes everyone in the unborn demographic and will work hard to ensure fetal equality in the United States.
No matter who wins the GOP ticket, moms’ lives will improve with a Republican president in 2013, because everyone’s lives will improve. Government spending will be slashed, a budget might actually pass, hiring restrictions will be lifted, Boeing might open its factory in South Carolina, and there’s a possibility we could create a million new jobs and lower the cost of gas by drilling for oil right here in the good old U. S. of A.
What mama wouldn’t want a President intent on getting the government out of our personal and professional lives so that we can work hard to provide our kids and raise them as we see fit?
This post is part of a weekly conversation with our 5 Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers. Read the original question and find links to all their responses here: How Will the Next President Affect Women's Rights?
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