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The Independent Women’s Forum, a non-profit organization whose “mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty,” is celebrating Women’s History Month with its first ever “Working for Women” award. The honor recognizes an individual who “values free markets, works to create a more dynamic and innovative work world, and celebrates the valuable contributions women make to society.”
You probably thought the IWF’s “Working for Women” prize would be awarded to a woman. The IWF, which includes Kellyanne Conway as a board member, knows that it takes a man to take care of women. You have probably already figured out that the obvious winner of the IWF’s initial award was Mike Pence “because of his long commitment to advocating for limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility, including rolling back heavy taxation and regulation, which will ultimately enable economic growth and human flourishing, and which is in line with IWF’s own mission statement.”
When he was governor of Indiana, Pence signed a bill that requires women who get abortions to bury or cremate the fetal remains. Another law Pence signed was a “religious freedom” bill, making it legal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples.
His most recent accomplishment was as vice-president. He cast the tie-breaking Senate vote allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood. This was his second tie-breaker as Vice-President. His first was to cast his vote in the deadlocked Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
Who better to be named “Working for Women?”