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The End of Birth-Control Politics
Wall Street Journal, by Bobby Jindal

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/14/2012 10:47:47 AM

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced its support last month for selling oral contraceptives over the counter without a prescription in the United States. I agree with this opinion, which if embraced by the federal government would take contraception out of the political arena. As a conservative Republican, I believe that we have been stupid to let the Democrats demagogue the contraceptives issue and pretend, during debates about health-care insurance, that Republicans are somehow against birth control. It´s a disingenuous political argument they make. As an unapologetic pro-life Republican, I also believe

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 12/14/2012 11:04:37 AM     (No. 9065232)

They did this for allergy meds lke Zyrtec.
My presription plan used to cover my allergy meds, but now does not because they are all over the counter.
Putting contraceptives OTC is a good idea because it means that medical/prescription plans won´t have to pay for it--the Catholic Church´s major objection to Sebelius´ policy.
If only they could perform abortions OTC too, so I wouldn´t have to pay for them

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/14/2012 11:04:54 AM     (No. 9065233)

Agree.

Let the social issues play out as demographics and science change minds.

Don´t let the Democrats have this issue any more to divide people.

Heck, 50% of Catholics vote Democrat.

Lots of people think Republicans are trying to impose their will on others. Don´t give the Democrats this issue.

Let all the focus be on fiscal responsibility.
Focus on reforming and improving government - most people think it´s out-of-control, so looking reasonable on this issue can attract voters.

Let the top 2 tax rates go up, and take this issue off the table for Democrats - again force them to bring specific proposals to solve the problems (primarily asking the Senate Democrats who´ve been in Majority for 6 years to actually propose a budget - no talks until they do).



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Reply 3 - Posted by: dogbreath, 12/14/2012 11:05:19 AM     (No. 9065236)

The democrats lie. How? They open their mouths.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: rosefenn, 12/14/2012 11:18:13 AM     (No. 9065260)

Can´t access story -- requires log-in??

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/14/2012 11:39:14 AM     (No. 9065298)

There would be no excuse for unplanned pregnancies on the scale we see today. I find it difficult to believe that a sensible approach is being taken. Wow. Thank-you Lord.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/14/2012 12:31:32 PM     (No. 9065419)

Oh, Posh! Birth control is a major weapon in the arsenal of the left and it always will be- that is, as long as there are so many idiotic selfish people who have no regard what-so-ever for a human life other than their own!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 12/14/2012 12:50:17 PM     (No. 9065483)

We need to take the upper hand in these arguments See what´s happening in Michigan. The unions are going down and they know it with an avalance of ´right to work´ legislation, is a start.

Birth control, yes, make it over the counter. Teach your daughters other alternative, but know that many daughter will exercise their free will and experience the conseqences for themselves.

Immigration. Storm new immigrants with the true meaning of capitalims v socialism/marxism and what party represents each.

Expose democrat lies for all to see and keep repeating.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dwa, 12/14/2012 1:04:11 PM     (No. 9065505)

Sorry folks, Jindal speaks and I loose respect for him. Seems to me the debate was not about birth control per se, but the fact that the dems wanted us to pay for a woman´s birth control pills. Jindal makes it sound like we are against it. I´m a conservative and I´m not against it, just don´t make me pay for it. In fact, if a woman wants to screw any thing that walks, whether two or four legged, I could care less, just don´t say I have to pay for it or the result. Pay for your own life.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/14/2012 1:49:41 PM     (No. 9065624)

#8, if it´s over the counter, then it´s not covered by health insurance. So I think Jindal has finessed this quite nicely.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Marzon, 12/14/2012 1:51:32 PM     (No. 9065627)

I think most Republicans agree with the above posters in that we don´t care if you use birth control, we just don´t want to be forced to pay for it. If the Republicans would only communicate that position effectively, most Americans would agree but as usual they are to incompetent to find a way to counter the MSM spin.

My wife told me that at where she works ALL the young women were voting Obama because "Romney wants to ban birth control"! She tried to set them straight but said it was hopeless.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: doublesharp, 12/14/2012 2:25:16 PM     (No. 9065700)

#8, reread the article. You have missed the point.

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