lundi 25 juin 2018

"Pourquoi nous quittons le Parti républicain" (Susan Bevan et Susan Cullman)


Dans le New York Times de ce matin Susan Bevan et Susan Cullman expliquent pourquoi elles ont décidé de se tourner contre leur formation politique. Si leurs premiers doutes ont des racines lointaines (elles se sont démenées au sein de la formation politique pour favoriser la faction pro-choix), la présidence Trump a accéléré leur décision. Si leur message est entendu, les femmes pourraient bien décider du sort de plusieurs élections. On peut également dégager de leur prise de position que le Parti républicain se radicalise.

 "Lifelong Republicans were booed out of state and local committee meetings for just raising abortion rights and family planning ideas. The nastiness escalated to personal attacks on men and women who had dedicated countless hours and dollars to the party.

We don’t have the space to outline President Trump’s transgressions, but it is important to understand that his rise is an inevitable result of the hostility to women within the Republican culture. Women’s reproductive freedom has shifted with the wind: Remember that Ronald Reagan once supported abortion rights, as did George H. W. Bush, Mitt Romney and Mr. Trump himself.

We can no longer support a Republican Party that is shutting down low-cost health care clinics offering cancer screenings, basic health services and much-needed family planning services. It has become a party that wants to punish pregnant women by limiting their economic choices, that wants to reduce access to sex education programs that prevent unintended pregnancy and disease."

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/opinion/abortion-rights-republican-party-women.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

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