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Former Planned Parenthood director and current anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson got her chance to speak Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention.
And if Johnson simply spoke out against abortion, we could leave it there.
People of good conscience can, and do, hold differing opinions on the matter. Fair enough. Let the anti-abortion side have a say and move on.
Yet it’s the rest of her address where Johnson went off the rails. She may have spoken for a few short minutes, but who could have guessed that she could have done so much political damage in so short a time?
For a party already struggling with the support of women, particularly suburban women, Johnson decided to make matters worse by embracing the inherently sexist “head-of-household voting.”
This means that in heterosexually marriages, only the husband would vote.
This, according to Johnson: “Yes. So shocking! A husband and wife who are in agreement and a wife who honors her husband as the head of the home. Gasp!! What a weird, biblical concept!”
You gotta be kidding me….
What a way to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
Someone tell her we don’t live in biblical times anymore, thankfully.
It’s ironic in a sense because Johnson did the pro-choice movement’s work for us.
For decades, we’ve been warning that the anti-abortion movement truly has a broader anti-woman agenda. We’d warn, “Once they get abortion, they’ll come for the next woman’s right,” to which the anti-abortionists would always push back.
No more. Johnson’s ripped that mask away.
This is the same woman of whom a video obtained by Vice, Johnson said it would be “smart” for police to “be more careful around my brown son than my white son” because of “statistics.”
Well, sisters, this is what supposedly constitutes “making America great again” for women.
Recall what happened to Republicans in 2018 when they lost the suburbs, particularly suburban women. Now imagine what happens to the party this year when women get an earful of this malarkey.
Vote with caution.
And vote accordingly.
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