This image is posted on the "Setting women free from outdated societal standards" Facebook page, quoting North Carolina Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R). He said this to women in the Senate gallery who were incensed by the surprise attack on women's reproductive rights:
The GOP has a thing or two to learn about (over)reaching out to women in their increasingly unsuccessful attempts to rebrand the party.
Rachel Maddow reported on North Carolina's attempt to top Texas in their War on Women:
This evening in North Carolina, the Republican majority in the legislature there made a surprise move against abortion rights in that state.
This came out of nowhere.
At the last minute North Carolina Republicans jammed a brand new previously unseen set of antiabortion measures into an existing bill about Sharia law of all things. The surprise amendments tonight include requirements that are designed to shut down as many clinics as possible in North Carolina.
Some advocates saying they would shut down all but one clinic in North Carolina. They'd force clinics to meet new standards that are supposed to be impossible for them to meet, just like the restrictions Republicans already passed in Ohio and Mississippi and North Dakota and Wisconsin, the ones they're trying to pass in Texas right now.
In North Carolina, today, until this hearing began, Democrats and the public had no idea what Republicans intended to do. It was basically a legislative ambush.
As (mostly) men continue to dictate what women can and can't do with their own bodies-- deciding for them-- and institute more government intrusion while claiming to be for "small government," women all over America will have their eyes opened... opened even wider than in November 2012: