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DNC Chairwoman in hot water over Roe v. Wade comment

By WITW Staff on January 7, 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, is under fire over an interview with The New York Times magazine in which she criticized younger women for being complacent about their reproductive rights. Answering a question about a possible generational divide among women who do and don’t support Hillary Clinton, Wasserman Schultz, a U.S. Representative from Florida, told the magazine, “Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.” CREDO Mobile, a progressive activist group called for her to step down and urged younger people to discuss their work for reproductive rights on social media using the hashtag #DearDebbie. Wasserman Schultz drawn the wrath of progressives for other reasons in recent months, including among supporters of Bernie Sanders who think she hasn’t scheduled enough Democratic debates, among other reasons.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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