An unofficial surrogate of Hillary Clinton, the President of the left-wing National Organization For Women (NOW) said on Monday that abortion is a “necessary aspect” of “reproductive health care.” Speaking to a group of leftist supports in Washington, D.C., Terry O’Neill also called for repealing the First Amendment, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and mandates for businesses to provide benefits to employees subsidizing contraception and abortion.
“With money in politics, we have politicians that are trying to block women from access to abortion care. One in three of us, one in three women will have an abortion by the age of forty-five, it is a common and necessary aspect of our basic reproductive healthcare,” said O’Neill, who then falsely claimed that Republicans wanted to remove “access” to contraception.
Introduced as “feminist attorney” and “activist for social justice” fighting for “racial and economic equality,” O’Neill pushed neo-Marxist narratives of “intersectionality” with respect to hierarchies of oppression of groups designated as composing the neo-proletariat. NOW’s website repeatedly references “intersectionality” in order to highlight disparities – real or imagined – between varying groups composed mostly of women, including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, class, and “gender identity.”
“NOW’s purpose is take action through intersectional grassroots organizing to lead societal change and build a feminist future,” said O’Neill. “When we work for gender justice, we will not be color-blind. We will ask the question, any kind of policy we’re looking at, how does that impact my sisters of color? How does that impact my LGBTQ sisters? How does that impact transgender women of color?”
Calling for a repeal of the First Amendment in order to empower the government to regulate political speech and expression, O’Neill demanded an overturning of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. FEC ruling. Senate Democrats unanimously voted in favor of repealing the First Amendment in September of 2014.
Without any sense of irony, O’Neill blasted “money in politics” as if her career was not within the industry of political agitation, and as if NOW is not a star in a broader constellation of left-wing “women’s issues” lobby groups that enjoy sympathetic coverage from many of the largest media outlets.
Describing the federal minimum wage as a “women’s issue,” O’Neill repeated the leftist refrain of pay disparities between men and women as functions of anti-woman sexism, claiming that a majority of those working minimum wage jobs were women.
O’Neill also claimed that blacks and other racial minorities were less capable than whites in obtaining identification to comply with both proposed and applied voter-ID laws, describing the measures to preserve electoral integrity as “voter suppression.”
Officially a non-partisan organization, NOW established a partisan political action committee that has endorsed Clinton’s candidacy.
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