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Wasserman Schultz calls GOP 'anti-women' and Florida's GOP women fight back

dws.jpgA group of Republican women in the U.S. House issued a statement this evening condemning remarks by Florida Rep. and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz that the GOP is "anti-women."

"It's just so hard for me to grasp how they could be so anti-women as they are," Wasserman Schultz said at a breakfast meeting. She singled out efforts to slash funding for Planned Parenthood and Title 10 funding for clinics that provide abortions.

Hours later comes a rebuke from a contingent of Republican House members, including Florida Reps. Sandy Adams of Orlando and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami.

“Debbie’s accusations are baseless and inaccurate," read a statement released by the House Republican Conference. "Republican women fight every day for the women who can't start a business because of burdensome taxes and regulations, for the women who worry that we are capping their children's future and trading it to China in exchange for cheap loans, for the women who deserve to make their own health care choices, and for this year's young women graduates who are entering a job market stagnated by Washington-driven uncertainty."

[Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:56pm]

    

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