Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, criticized the bill last week.
What really confuses me is how female legislators can vote in favor of such nonsense as the Smith Bill, many of the 173 members of congress supporting this attack on women's rights are female. Just as when all the female Republican members of both the House and Senate voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have addressed inequality in pay for women doing the identical work as men, earning barely three-quarters of what their male counterparts make for the same work.
I wonder how female Republican Senators like Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) can look at themselves in a mirror without wincing. What could they possibly tell their daughters, sisters, mothers, and female constituents to justify this behavior. Perhaps female Senators should take a 25% pay cut in solidarity with the Republican position, this would also reduce government spending, consistent with another policy close to the hearts of the GOP.