Thursday, November 15, 2012

Romney: Contraceptives a Woman's Concern

In Gov. Romney's comments on Pres. Obama's "gifts" to voters, he makes a statement about women and contraceptives:

Young women had an additional incentive to vote for Obama because of free contraception coverage under the president's health care plan, he said. ("Romney:  Obama won with "gifts" to certain voters," by Douglass K. Daniel,, 11/14/2012)

Does this imply that he doesn't think contraception is of any interest to young men?  The idea that contraception is solely the responsibility of women is outdated.    So is the idea that contraception is a "gift."  The UN just declared access to contraceptives a universal human right (See "Romney Calls Contraception a "Gift" Just As the U.N. Declares It a Right," by Amanda Marcotte, Slate, 11/15/2012)

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