War on women, as told by women

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MoveOn.org released a new national ad today, calling out Republicans for their recent nosedive into the field of women’s health and reproductive rights.

In the video, women quote GOP big wigs, like presidential candidate Rick Santorum (“A woman impregnated thorough rape should accept that horribly created gift”) and temporarily ad-free radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh (“If we’re going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want you to post the videos online so we can all watch”). It hits these figures on their extreme viewpoints on women.

A MoveOn official told HuffPo the clip “is being released to coincide with GOP primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, two states looking to enact new measures attacking women’s basic rights.”

The debate over contraceptives has become an unexpected wedge issue in the 1960 2012 presidential campaign, and Democrats and progressives are looking to capitalize on it with female voters.

War onWomen, Rick Santorum and Rush Limbaugh

War on women, as told by women

Updated