The 2016 GOP presidential wannabees came out in full force to show their support for heinous House legislation restricting women’s access to healthcare. Not to be outdone, Chris Christie and Scott Walker have also backed legislation limiting women’s right to choose. The bill erects senseless barriers for survivors of rape and incest, making it even more difficult to get timely healthcare. Rape victims would be required to undergo multiple trips to different health care providers and endure a 48 hour waiting period.
This issue has proven toxic for the GOP in general elections, but the conservative base demands purity — and they’re getting it. Meanwhile, 62 percent of Republicans and 71 percent of Independents say this is the wrong issue for Congress to be spending time on.This latest outpouring of support from presidential contenders makes it abundantly clear that instead of trying to help working families, the 2016 field would rather spend their time pushing their extreme anti-choice agenda.