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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

Brilliant! Mitt Romney revives Republican war on birth control

Brilliant! Mitt Romney revives Republican war on birth control

by Jed Lewison

Presenting the encore to Mitt Romney's #fauxtrage at @hilaryr:

In a speech to the National Rifle Association Friday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney waded back into the contraception wars, attacking President Obama’s health care provision requiring employers, including religiously affiliated groups, to provide contraceptive coverage to female employees — a requirement Romney vowed to repeal.

Romney's anti-birth control pledge:

As President, I will follow a very different path than President Obama. I will be a staunch defender of religious freedom. The Obamacare regulation is not a threat and insult to only one religious group - it is a threat and insult to every religious group. As President, I will abolish it.

Apparently, going after birth control coverage is the fourth prong of Mitt Romney's three-prong strategy to win back the ladies. And I can't think of a better way for him to prove that we were right when we said there is a war on women.

Mitt vaguely calls it the "Obamacare regulation," but let's be clear: the regulation does not require religious institutions to provide birth control to their employees. What it says is that birth control is a preventive medicine and like every other preventive medicine it must be covered without copay by every insurance plan in the country except for churches.

If Mitt Romney abolished it, he wouldn't be expanding freedom for a damn soul—but he would be taking away access to birth control coverage for millions of women.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/13/1083226/-Brilliant-Mitt-Romney-revives-Republican-war-on-birth-control


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ProSense Apr 2012 OP
Lil Missy Apr 2012 #1
Politicalboi Apr 2012 #2
wandy Apr 2012 #3
Walk away Apr 2012 #4
HockeyMom Apr 2012 #5
elleng Apr 2012 #6
chollybocker Apr 2012 #7

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:23 PM

1. Just like venereal disease, he's the gift that keeps on giving. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:28 PM

2. I wish these Repukes would get some

Religious freedom. Like next time they go to their doctor, he comes back with feathers, a hot cauldron and a stick and tells them to bend over, because 21 century medicine is against their beliefs.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. "it is a threat and insult to every religious group". Really Mitt.........

Even those Islamic folk?
Mittens, I think you're karASS is sucking wind.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:40 PM

4. They plan on getting the women's vote back by working that "Stay at Home Mom" angle...

for C3PO...oops Ann Romney. That'll work!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:41 PM

5. Freedom from OTHER PEOPLE'S religion

Or are we now a Theocracy?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:57 PM

6. Facts are useful (to some.)

'the regulation does not require religious institutions to provide birth control to their employees. What it says is that birth control is a preventive medicine and like every other preventive medicine it must be covered without copay by every insurance plan in the country except for churches.'

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:22 PM

7. I thought Mrs. Rmoney was "pro-choice" on women's lifestyles.

Mitt needs to have a little chat with his "women's issues" advisor. Something here does not compute.

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