Are politicians waging a war on women? About a quarter of American women suffer domestic abuse, according the the Centers for Disease Control and Abuse. The CDC estimates that 1,200 women are killed and 2 million injured in domestic violence annually.
Therefore, the U.S. Senate, voting 100-0, created the "Violence Against Women Act." It extends essential resources for endangered women and children. Since then, the Senate reauthorized this legislation, always voting 100-0, until 2012. This year, all Republican senators oppose it. Why?
Do they want women to be beaten and killed? Or don't they care when women are brutalized?
All presidential candidates claim to care about women's needs. Can we believe them? If they really care, they will publicly contact their supporters in state and local governments and loudly demand they abolish all discussions, regulations and laws pertaining to gynecology and pregnancy, and eliminate other gender-specific issues.
They must penalize employers who deny equal pay and benefits for equal job qualifications, experience, responsibilities and schedules, exploiting employee gender or race. And they must support the part of "Obamacare" that requires the same health insurance rates for both men and women.
No woman should vote for politicians opposing women's rights and safety.
Joy K. Rasch, Kennewick