Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode. Let’s work together – Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street – to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. Because I believe when women succeed, America succeeds.Earlier today, Congressional Republicans passed a sweeping anti-abortion bill that prohibits the use of federal tax dollars for abortion, something that's already illegal due to previous laws. It also would make it harder for women to buy private insurance to cover abortions. The bill has no chance of passing the Senate and would be vetoed by the President, but they passed it anyway, just to show how much they don't care.
The contrast between the Democrats and Republicans on women's issues could not be more stark. So if you support women, women's health and women's rights, why the hell would you ever vote for Republicans?