Do You Believe There's a War on Women?

Trailing in the latest polls, Elizabeth Warren charged Scott Brown is part of a Republican war on women. Do you agree, or is this just a stunt?

Senator Scott Brown has opened up a lead over challenger Elizabeth Warren in a new poll released Tuesday. Public Policy Polling has Brown over Warren by five points. 

On the stump, Warren's on the offensive, saying Brown and the Republican party are waging a war on women. She's pointed to comments by Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin as the latest evidence of that war. Akin has been roundly condemned by liberals and conservatives alike for his statement that it's rare for women to become pregnant after a "legitimate rape." Akin has apologized and attempted to clarify his statement, saying he meant "forcible rape."

Brown has publicly called on Akin to drop out of the race, and asked that the Republican party soften its stance on abortion

What do you think? Is Warren right about Republicans trying to claw back women's rights? Did Brown call for Akin's withdrawal to blunt these attacks? Or are Warren's claims about a war on women just the smoke and mirrors of a losing campaign? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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MO August 25, 2012 at 05:50 PM
The Obama economy is a war on women. The number of women in the U.S. without a job has increased more than 15 percent since Obama took office, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, the number of women not working was up by 780,000, or 15.5 percent, from the number of women who were unemployed when Obama took office. In the July report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics it indicated that three quarters of a million more women than men are unemployed.
Rhonda August 27, 2012 at 02:56 AM
I am a woman and a voter and the war on women is waged from the people saying this. They must think women are stupid. Keep lying Mrs Warren
stevieB August 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Next up..what is actually in mitts taxes, did he really put his dog on the roof and what cliff did Ryan push granny off..also Obama went golfing today for a record 187th time, unemployment at record highs as is US debt, meeechelle had a great workout this am and Barry o will be answering questions from his adoring media about what it felt like to sit next to true American patriots Sean Penn and George clooney. People who fight for the middle class..Americans deserve 4 mote years of incompetence..he needs to pass jimmy carter as worst president..EVER.
Phil September 03, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Doria , time for new aluminum foil for your helmet. The aliens have broken through again ! You people crack me up.


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