It’s the title New York Times gives – minus the suspension dots to their editorial on W’s latest kick against Roe

Undermining women’s reproductive rights and access to health care has been a pervasive theme of the outgoing administration. On his first full day in office, President Bush imposed the “global gag rule,”…

True, W (whose “W” stands for women per Laura), bookended his administrations on attacks on women’s right to choose. And it’ a good point to make that with this last one

The impact will be hardest on poor women who rely on public programs for their health care.

That New York Times evem mentions women’s rights in 2008, the Year of the Penis – is not even funny.

Mind you, they make a point to say that Teh One – who once gave a speech, also…wrote a letter:

In July, Barack Obama, still a senator at the time, signed a letter to Mr. Leavitt, along with some of his colleagues, urging Mr. Leavitt to scrap an earlier draft of the regulation. It cited a number of problems that were perpetuated in the final version.

Translation: a group of senators made perfunctory comments to this outrageous bill and Obama added his signature to theirs. because at the time only Hillary and, OK, Nancy too issued statements on the bill

“It is outrageous that the Bush administration is once again putting ideology over women’s health. Instead of undercutting access to contraception and family planning services, the Bush administration should put prevention first,” said Sen. Clinton.

But Obama co-signed a letter. Now I am even less sure he’ll change it. Although NY Times seems to trust Daschle a lot:

By acting right away to suspend its implementation, President-elect Barack Obama and his choice to succeed Mr. Leavitt, Tom Daschle, can block irresponsible changes that threaten people’s rights and defy the federal government’s duty on public health.

I’ll be keeping an eye on it. In the meanwhile, New York Times and women rights????? I’ll pick just one memory from the 2008 ugly bag:

MoDo: Sexism in party platform? For that Bitch????

In which she complains:

Obama also allowed Hillary supporters to insert an absurd statement into the platform suggesting that media sexism spurred her loss and that “demeaning portrayals of women … dampen the dreams of our daughters.”

I especially love the quotation marks there. I suggest NY Times stands by MoDo, Frank Rich and Bob Herbert with his Phallic symbol and leave women’s rights alone for a while.

NYT on women’s rights is as appropriate as a leper on cosmetics.