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Dirty, Rotten, Sexist Scoundrel: Rep. Scott Allen


He thinks abortion is responsible for labor shortages…?

Imagine a world where people believe abortion is responsible for labor shortages. Therefore, women should be incubators, forced to produce more laborers in order to boost the market.  

Nope, that line of thinking isn’t just governing Gilead. It’s also being floated in Wisconsin!?  That’s right: Wisconsin State Representative Scott Allen actually suggested that abortion is to blame for labor force shortages. Watch for yourself:

Seems like in Scott Allen’s mind, women aren’t actually people, but incubators here to pump out kids and boost our labor force. When do we pick up our red cloaks and white bonnets?

These comments come as no surprise when you look at Allen’s rich anti-choice past. He’s been endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, a well-known anti-choice group. He also supported a medically unnecessary abortion ban in Wisconsin, hurting women and families in some of the most devastating and complex situations imaginable. In fact, Rep. Allen proudly displays his attacks on reproductive freedom as a core issue on his website, saying, “I will do my best to fight for the rights of the unborn.”

Here’s the truth: Anyone interested in supporting working class families must understand that you cannot expand economic opportunity for all without supporting the right to choose if, how, and when to have a family. Reproductive rights and bodily autonomy are key to economic success for women and families. Without them, we lose the ability to make decisions about our own lives, bodies, and futures. It’s clear Scott Allen does not stand for women, families, and economic opportunity for all.

Congratulations, Scott. You’re our latest Dirty, Rotten, Sexist Scoundrel.

 

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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