Email Insights: Lois Frankel uses Mother’s Day as a battle cry for all women

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U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel’s most recent email hits on things every mother has in common — they are all women, and they all have children.

That makes Mother’s Day a most opportune time to talk about standing up for what is right, values imparted on the West Palm Beach Democrat from her own mother.

And for Frankel, “standing up” means tackling the GOP and their attacks on reproductive rights, something that she feels impacts every woman — whether she is a mother or not.

“Why Florida’s GOP would want to further restrict a woman’s right to choose is beyond me,” she writes, singling out the “radical bill” requiring women to get two letters from doctors stating the abortion is medically necessary.

Frankel calls it both disrespectful and insulting to women, the people who have made the decisions about children “since the beginning of time.”

On Mother’s Day, Frankel asks supporters to take up the fight for the rights of all women.

It is the best way to honor all mothers — as well as those who choose not to be.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.