“All of the new Oklahoma laws aimed at limiting abortion and contraception are great for the Republican family that lives in a gingerbread house with a two-car garage, two planned kids and a dog. In the real world, they are less than perfect...yet I cannot convince my Republican colleagues that one of the best ways to eliminate abortions is to ensure access to contraception.”—Doug Cox, a Republican state legislator and practicing physician, in an op-ed today. “Denying access to [the morning-after pill] is a sure way to increase legal and back-alley abortions,” Cox wrote. “Moreover, such a law would discriminate against low-income women who depend on Medicaid for their health care.” Oklahoma Republicans have proposed several draconian restrictions on abortion and contraception; while Cox opposes abortion, he’s been honored by Planned Parenthood for defending a woman’s right to contraception and “effectively argu[ing] against more than 160 anti-women’s health measures.” source
A little something that you people ARE NOT understanding
Some people think that abortion and contraceptives are wrong. Get it? Morally wrong. Romney doesn’t want to “take away your rights” as a woman, he just has a different belief than you. And believe it or not, many people believe this as well. Pardon me if murdering a child living in your body seems a tad inhumane. That’s just what I believe. So does Romney. He’s not trying to take away your rights. He’s fighting for lives. Babies’ lives. And also, people like me don’t want to pay for your abortions or your birth control. I have rights too, you know. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS. Read it again if you must.