It’s discrimination if a group of people are singled out for denial of coverage. There is no medication specifically for men that is singled out like this.”
Post from facebook friend, Kris Hendrickson Morgan.
I am beginning to think that with all the national coverage our state’s Republican female legislators are getting on their anti-women bills, that there is some kind of right-wing plot to hurt Mitt Romney.
Romney, to his credit, is desperately trying to pivot from all the talk about contraception, and awoman’s menstrual cycle, and get back to talking about the economy, but to no avail.
Check out the latest looney, radical, anti-woman bill coming out of our legislature. First we had Majority Whip Debbie Lesko’s anti-contraception bill. That the last time I checked, it did not include anything about men discussing or showing proof of their medical need for Viagra, or vasectomies with their employers or insurance company.
Now we have Senator Nancy Barto’s bill that can put a woman’s life at risk. You can read about that crazy bill HERE.
It amazes me that Republican female politicians are willing to turn back the clock on women’s rights in order to get and stay elected. It’s even more amazing how women like Lesko and Barto are willing to carry the water for the GOP that has basically become a party of a bunch of angry white men who would be perfectly content if we women would just shut up and stayed home barefoot and pregnant.
And now Rick Perry, another GOP white male, by successfully defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas, that also resulted in the subsequent Medicaid defunding by the Department of Health and Human Services, has set himself up as an expert in women’s health issues. Women from all over the nation are now bombarding Perry’s facebook page for his advice, on their menstrual cycle. This stuff is hilarious — you can read those comments HERE.
I’m starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney, as through no fault of his own, Republicans are heading to defeat in 2012 and they deserve to be defeated. We want to hear about what politicians are going to do for jobs, the economy, and the foreclosure crisis.
Please Senator Barto and Rep. Lesko — leave family planning and other female related health issues to me and my doctor, and tell us what you are going to do to get Arizona back to work.
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Bio: Paula Pennypacker has been a conservative and independent political activist since 1990. She is the founder and president of Scottsdale-based Just for Redheads Beauty Products.
A registered Republican, Paula is neither an ideologue nor a zealot. She is a broad-minded independent thinker with conservative economic beliefs and practical political ideas. She is interested in uniting, not dividing.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Paula was a popular political radio show host and a Republican candidate for mayor before relocating her business to Arizona in 1998. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband and 12-year-old son.
Paula’s personal and political motto -- "Only those who dare!" -- epitomizes the way she lives her life and conducts herself politically. She is not afraid to stand up to established or entrenched views and interests, even in her own party.
Her signature political issues are ending the war on drugs, ending welfare as we know it, tax and immigration reform, and weeding out waste and corruption in government.
She recently finished third in the 2010 primary election for state representative in District 8.