Strangely, the current Republican presidential campaign contains a weird assault on rights of American women. It's freakish.
Of course, the GOP and its fundamentalist base always have fought women's right to terminate pregnancies -- while the Democratic Party's platform upholds women's right to choose. That's a stark difference between the parties. But the new onslaught goes farther.
It began last fall when GOP candidate Rick Santorum declared that birth control is "not OK" because "it's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." He contradicted two landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings a half-century ago that gave U.S. couples a right to practice contraception in the privacy of their bedrooms.