- Posted September 10, 2012 by
What Do Women Really Want? Birth Control, Abortion or Jobs?
Both presidential candidates see the necessity of garnering the vote of the American female this election cycle. Each convention seemed to say to women, I hear you and I am the party that has your interests in mind.
What is interesting is what each party thinks is most important to women.
It seemed to me that the Republicans seemed to say that what women need most is a stable economy and more opportunity to find employment and to start new businesses.
In contrast it seemed to me that the Democrats think abortion and low cost contraceptives are what will sway women voters.
I can see why Republicans want to direct their attention to providing more opportunity for women in the workplace since there are 780,000 more women unemployed today than when the president took office. Women’s unemployment rates are about 8.2%.
I have read some stories here on I-reports that demonstrate that a hard line against abortion can have devastating effects, so I can see how the Democrats are targeting this issue.
So ladies, which is it?
Economic opportunity or stronger reproductive assistance and rights?