Last week Democrats accused Republicans of waging a war on women. They say the extension of a law keeping interest rates on student loans from doubling should be paid for by taxing oil companies. Instead, the House approved a bill that would pay for the program by eliminating preventive care funding in the health care reform act.
That, Democrat leaders say, is an assault on women's health care, specifically. But, Keeping Them Honest, the funding affects everyone, not just women. Claiming the funding impacts women more than anyone else is untrue.
You can see exactly what programs are supported with resources from the Prevention and Public Health Fund for 2012 on the Department of Health and Human Services website.
The organization MoveOn.Org created an ad framing the issue as the Republicans pitting students against women. Tonight, Anderson speaks with Justin Ruben from MoveOn.Org about the issue. Watch the interview at 8 and 10 p.m. ET on AC360°.
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