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DNC head: GOP 'callous' toward women

April 8, 2012 at 12:41 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said Sunday the Republican party is "callous and insensitive towards women's priorities."

She said on CNN's "State of the Union" that women aren't going to stand for some of the policies proposed lately by the GOP, particularly those regarding contraception. Wasserman Schultz, who heads the Democratic National Committee, said she disagreed with Republicans saying these policies should not be called a war on women.

"Look at what Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska just said in her state the other day where she said, if Republicans don't think that our policies are an attack on women, they need to go home and talk to their wives and daughters," Wasserman Schultz said.

She pointed out that most Republicans serving in Congress voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the law that says women deserve equal pay for equal work.

"The focus of the Republican Party on turning back the clock for women really is something that's unacceptable and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards women's priorities," she said.

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