Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Is it true?

Are congressmen with daughters more apt to vote against restrictions on abortion and/or vote more liberally on reproductive rights?

According to one Ebonya Washington, who compared the 1997-1998 Congressional term to that of NOWs ranking of each Congressman for that same session, found that those with daughters scored an average of 12 points higher than those with all sons.

She found that legislators with all daughters have NOW scores that are 12 points higher than those with all sons. Among those with three children, "each daughter is associated with an increase of nearly 3 points," Washington said.
And it didn't matter if the man was a Dem or Repub, their daughters influenced their voting patterns regardless.

Now why can't they figure out that every other woman out there would appreciate the same courtesy?