A War on Women?05/15/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up weâ€™ll talk about whether legislatures around the country are trying to roll back womenâ€™s rights. Is there a War on Women as some people say?
But first two listener comments about yesterdayâ€™s program. Yesterday we had William Black the author of â€œThe Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own Oneâ€ (he was just on Democracy Now a few minutes ago. Hereâ€™s what two listeners had to say.
Is there an effort to roll back womenâ€™s rights in the US? That debate has been raging for months now. Hereâ€™s what Michelle Bachmann the congresswoman from Minnesota said last month after former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that from efforts to keep student loan interest rates highâ€”to attempts to limit access to contraceptionâ€”some in Congress were waging a war on women. Hereâ€™s Bachmannâ€™s response. tape
Our guests today are Darden Rice who is Communications Director at Progress Florida
Wendy Grassi, is Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida
And Sandy Oestreich, President of the National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance