Wednesday, March 14, 2012

GOP Losing Birth Control Debate

Republicans have lost the birth control debate

by Joan McCarter    Wed Mar 14, 2012

Nice corner you've painted yourself into there, GOP.

bloomberg poll

bloomberg poll

Seventy-seven percent of respondents to this Bloomberg poll think that the political debate over birth control should not be happening, and 62 percent completely reject the idea that this is about "religious liberty," and recognize that is absolutely is “a matter of women’s health and access to birth control.” Here's how one respondent, a Republican woman, responded on the question:

“I don’t understand why it’s even an issue in politics—a woman’s decision of what she’s going to do for her health and her family,” said Alycia Vetter, a 44-year-old Republican and Romney supporter in Denver. “And I’m pro-life.”
Hopefully a lot of Republicans, like Ms. Vetter, will finally wake up to the fact that the extremists are now in charge of their party. Maybe it will make them pay a little more attention to things like Mitt Romney vowing to end Planned Parenthood and rethink their support.