New Attack on abortion rights by anti-women women's group
Concerned Women of America are seeking the enactment of an Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act which would require doctors to tell a woman seeking an abortion after 20 weeks that the fetus would feel pain during the procedure. It also would require doctors to offer anesthesia to both the mother and fetus. Another CWF proposal would give ultrasound machines to all birth-control clinics so a woman would be "more informed about the life developing inside of her", and presumably give up her right to control her body. (What if they don't want the machines -- will they be forced to use them?)
CWA has been called the “looniest of the loony” by gay rights organizations. CWA is behind the attack on the film “Kinsey”; it argues that church’s (presumably Christian churches only) should be able to campaign for candidates, and that the Christian Ten Commandments be displayed in all courthouses. CWF reserves much of venom for Gay rights – for some reason, its leadership absolutely hates gays and will attack even conservative politicians who seem to even recognize them as human beings deserving of rights (reverse penis envy??). A look at their record shows that they consider Gays even lower than women when it comes to respect and equality.
CWA was founded in 1978 by Betty LeHaye, wife of the author of the “Left Behind” series (as in, no child left behind?) books to stop the Equal Rights Amendment and shove women back into a cringing Old Testament serve-your-man- and-keep-your- mouth-shut role. Apparently, Concerned women are concerned most that women will have full access to their Constitutional rights. Unfortunately, they have an $11 million budget and a small army of members organized into prayer groups in 21 states who dutifully write, call and visit Members of Congress at the organization’s behest to lobby for restrictions on women’s rights.