In 2012, with the global market struggling and oppressed regions of the Middle East fighting to become free, and in this nation with its own issues and daunting challenges to meet, the Republican Party has chosen to focus its efforts on marginalizing women. While the efforts to involve the reach of government into the reproductive rights of women was problematic enough, it is the systematic elimination of resources for women who are victims of domestic or sexual violence that has shown the true disdain for women that Republicans must harbor. This disdain is obvious on the state level as well as the federal.
On April 17, Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) employed his veto power as governor to wipe out almost $144 million in service programs across the state. Included in his veto was$1.5 million that funded rape crisis centers across the state. His position is there are already other funding streams in place in Florida, and the amount he vetoed was simply a duplication of monies for services.
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