-- Require insurance companies to cover birth control, require pharmacists to fill contraceptive prescriptions, and remove the age restriction on over-the-counter so-called emergency contraception. Approve funding for embryonic stem cell research that requires killing embryos.
-- Promote abortion programs, services and advocacy in other countries by spending at least $1 billion for international family planning. One of Obama's first presidential directives canceled Reagan's Mexico City policy that prohibited this.
-- Nominate and confirm federal judges who support abortion and other feminist goals.
-- Ratify the long-dead Equal Rights Amendment with no time limitation on the process. Ratify the United Nations Treaty on Women (CEDAW), which would make our laws, customs and textbooks subject to supervision and control by a U.N. committee of feminists designated as "experts."
-- Repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the military. Lift the combat exclusion on women in the military so women can be assigned to ground combat and submarines.
-- Enact Hate Crimes legislation to cover acts of violence based on the victim's real or perceived gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. Fully fund, expand and aggressively enforce the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and enact the International VAWA (IVAWA).
-- Cancel the regulations that allow public schools to have any single-sex schools or classes, and withhold federal funding from any schools that do. Aggressively enforce Title IX against colleges and universities, and refuse to accept evidence of women's relative lack of interest in sports.
-- Oppose any constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Give same-sex couples federal benefits equal to married couples, and add sexual orientation and gender identity to federal nondiscrimination laws without a religious exception.
-- Establish a Cabinet-level Office on Women so that lobbying for feminist legislation and regulations can be carried out by federal employees at taxpayers' expense. Promote affirmative action for women.
-- Appoint feminists to key positions in all the federal departments and strive for gender balance (i.e., 50 percent feminists) throughout the government. Establish a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison position in the White House.
-- Enact a single-payer (i.e., government-controlled and taxpayer-financed) health plan that includes unrestricted access to comprehensive abortion and contraceptive services. Pass an expanded SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) to include health services for all children, including illegal aliens.
-- Provide a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. Rescind the Bush tax cuts. Restore the Fairness Doctrine in the media.
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Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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