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Democrat Obama Opposes Emergency Birth Control for All, Appoints Reactionary Pritzker
by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Friday May 3rd, 2013 8:24 AM
Hardly a week passes when Democrat Obama gives us another reminder to register Peace & Freedom or Green. This week he proudly supports the appeal by his Justice Department FOR A SECOND TIME of a good court ruling that Emergency Birth Control be available without prescription to all women, regardless of age, who may have an unwanted pregnancy. He also appointed his financial sponsor, billionaire, anti-labor, banking crook, Penny Pritzker, to chair the Commerce Department.
Hardly a week passes when Democrat Obama gives us another reminder to register Peace & Freedom or Green. This week he proudly supports the appeal by his Justice Department FOR A SECOND TIME of a good court ruling that Emergency Birth Control be available without prescription to all women, regardless of age, who may have an unwanted pregnancy. He also appointed his financial sponsor, billionaire, anti-labor, banking crook, Penny Pritzker, to chair the Commerce Department.

Women as young as 11 can get pregnant and 11-year-olds have no business having babies and most likely are not in a position to get to a doctor within the required 72 hours for the emergency pill to work. Young people can buy all kinds of medicine over the counter that can possibly harm them from aspirin to stomach medicine, yet something so vital as birth control is by prescription if you are under age 15 now and does not harm anyone. This is why Obama earns the title of being anti-women, as is his Democratic Party, which has such anti-abortion leaders as Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Now that he is a lame duck president, he just appointed his financial sponsor, the infamous billionaire Penny Pritzker, known for being anti-labor and for having stolen the deposits of her bank and promoted subprime loans that caused millions of people to loose their homes. Here is Credo's petition describing Prizker:
http://org.credoaction.com/petitions/president-obama-do-not-appoint-anti-worker-penny-pritzker-as-commerce-secretary?source=facebook-share-button&time=1360986860
Why is this important?
Recent reports indicate that President Barack Obama has chosen Penny Pritzker as a finalist for an appointment to head the Department of Commerce. She is a long-time friend of the President as well as a billionaire, anti-worker business mogul from Chicago. The President received tremendous support during his re-election campaign from unions and working families and it is unacceptable for him to name an anti-worker businesswoman for this position.

As a member of the Hyatt Hotel chain board Penny Pritzker has refused to intercede on behalf of struggling workers. Last summer Chicago workers who organized a rally had the hotel's heat lamps turned on during a mid-summer heatwave. Housekeepers have had their workloads nearly double without proper compensation. All the while Penny has remained silent.

She stood by as her family's hotel chain received a companywide letter from OSHA that warned them of hazards facing housekeepers on the job.

Ms. Pritzker serves on the Chicago Public School's Board of Education. In her role she attempted to bust the union with her fellow board members by closing public schools and opening charter schools, mostly operated by the well-connected, that do not recognize the local union. She has stated that students merely need enough skills in reading, mathematics, and science to be productive members of the workforce. Forget the arts, gym, music, etc.

Her time in public service epitomizes the 1% versus 99%. As one of the wealthiest people in the country she wants our children to become members of the workforce instead of creative, engaged, and well-rounded citizens of the country that she seeks to serve as Commerce Secretary.
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Here is more on Pritzker at:
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/05/02-0
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/02-5
and listen to Flashpoints on KPFA, 94.1 FM, Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Her sordid history was covered on Thursday, May 2, 2013 and will most likely be covered daily as there will have to be a Senate confirmation hearing.

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