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10/18/2004

Bush on Women

It is amazing to me that anyone would vote for George W Bush, but it is really amazing to think that any woman would vote for him. It's is obvious he feels all women should be like his little Laura...stay home, maybe teach school, have no real thoughts or ambitions and for God's Sake don't think you have the right to make decisions regarding your own body. Now this
.."With the notable exception of U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites), more than 250 global leaders, including former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) and British Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites), reaffirmed their commitment to a ten-year-old UN plan to ensure the rights of women around the world."

This plan calls for such unthinkable things for women such as,
"universal access to family planning, safe motherhood, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as HIV (news - web sites)/AIDS (news - web sites), basic education and greater opportunities for social and economic advancement."

Under Bush the United States has
"not only refused to spend over US$70 million in contributions approved by Congress to UNFPA, but has also sought to weaken international support for the ICPD and the Beijing “platform of action” by lobbying “so far, unsuccessfully” other countries to back its efforts to exclude references to sexual and reproductive health services in regional conferences in Latin America and Asia."

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