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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:15 AM

12. President Obama Hasn't Pounded The Reproductive Freedom Issue Hard Enough

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One of the reasons I fear President Obama isn't doing as well in the polls lately is that he hasn't pounded the reproductive freedom issue hard enough lately. When I say reproductive freedom, I mean access to contraceptives and reproductive health care, not just abortion. Anyone who has paid attention to the Republicans the last couple of years has seen that the abortion issue has served as a smokescreen and cover for the Radical Right's REAL agenda: restricting access to birth control. The Radical Right wants to use the abortion issue to shut down not only Planned Parenthood, but ANY program that makes birth control accessible to the poor and disadvantaged.

President Obama hasn't pounded this point hard enough, IMO. In fact, I'm so annoyed by the Democrats' all-too-flaccid response that I gave to the Planned Parenthood Action Committee. THEY'LL at least talk about it, even if some national Democratic operative will mistakenly choose to play nice and not talk about b_rth c_ntr_l.

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