Missoulian: Rehberg should focus on jobs, not on slashing women’s rights

After the 2010 elections, the new wave of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives pledged to focus on our country’s critical challenge: creating jobs.

Instead of living up to this promise, the House has launched a War on Women, passing seven bills attacking women’s reproductive rights. In fact, the House has held the highest number of votes on choice-related issues since 2000.

Unfortunately, our lone voice in the House, Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., has been a loyal foot soldier in this War on Women.

As a woman who would be directly affected by the anti-choice policies Rehberg supports, I am offended and disappointed that Rehberg dismisses freedom and privacy – two values that we Montanans hold dear.

Rehberg’s actions reflect his lack of respect for women’s ability to make private medical decisions with our doctors.

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