Democratic Socialist Dave
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For polls about abortion and birth control, see

http://www.pollingreport.com/abortion.htm

Scott P
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I’d add opposition to public transit as another thing I don’t get about conservatives. You want poor people to work, then you make it damn near impossible for them to get to their jobs.

My Name Is jack
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I’m sure many of us would like to see “polling data” for many if the claims that you make here.

My Name Is jack
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Odd that you say you “don’t believe ” in “name calling.”

I remember back in the Politics 1 days you often would mention things you had heard on Rush Limbaugh,a proud practitioner of that “art.”

Good to see you’ve grown out of that distasteful practice.

Corey
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In the most important news of the day–

The Chicago Cubs have now completed a four game sweep of the New York Mets. Today, they came back from four runs down late in the game to win.

Sorry about that jamesb!

Corey
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I’d have to see polling data on that. I do not know that many prominent conservative politicians have said it should be OTC. I do not think hardly anyone in the country thinks that birth control should be illegal. Probably not even 1 percent of the country. Some may have a moral objection about it being provided for free to children, and some of those concerns may be valid, but I don’t think anybody cares about adults getting birth control for free anywhere. It’s a… Read more »
My Name Is jack
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I don’t see it as canard at all and I think the vast majority of conservatives would NOT agree with you that Birth Control should be available over the counter and are generally opposed to its free distribution.

Conservatives are frequently in the forefront of opposing making birth control information more readily available ,particularly to teens,preferring abstinence education.

Corey
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Sandra Fluke played no meaningful role in the 2012 election. I do not believe in name calling. The left certainly does more of their fair share. I do not recall very many people complaining when Sarah Palin or her daughters get called sluts for example, but what Sandra Fluke was advocating publicly should not in any way have made her a cause celebre.

Corey
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The general concept that conservatives are “anti-birth control” is of course a canard. It is completely untrue. Almots all conservatives do or have practiced birth control and most believe that many more people should (while also not forgetting what is the only completely foolproof method.) It’s a political wedge issue designed by Democrats. It certainly failed though in 2014 as part of the so-called “war on women”. The Democrats chose to make it be the main issue of a Colorado Senate race last year and… Read more »
Scott P
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Ah yes, Sandra Fluke. Called a “slut” by that druggie Rush Limbaugh who then wanted to watch her use said birth control.

Could have been a Sister Souljah moment for Mitt Romney, except he couldn’t piss off the right wingers at the time.

Then he loses the single women’s vote by a huge margin, whole binders of women didn’t even give Mitt a second thought!

Corey
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A), we believe in the freedom of conscience and religious practice, even if it is not what we also believe or the religion we practice.

B) we do not believe abortion is or should be the same thing as birth control. If abortion is legal, then a person has legal standing to have one, but they should not expect others, be it the taxpayer or their employer to violate their moral conscience to fund it or sanction it.

Corey
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If a woman, such as Sandra Fluke, chooses to be insured through the Catholic Church, she should not have expected that the church violate their teachings to give her birth control. Again, she choose to be covered through the Catholic Church.

That is especially true since there are numerous and ample ways for her or anyone else to be provided with as much birth control as they might possibly require, including for free at many venues.

My Name Is jack
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Once again,I don’t “get” why conservatives get all exercised by Birth Control.

It would certainly seem like they would be in favor of limiting unwanted pregnancies.

Over the years I have become convinced that ,as with several other issues, Conservatives take positions that they view as contrary to”liberal culture “for that reason alone,Ipso

“If liberals are for it,it must be bad.”

Scott P
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As far as birth control being used as a wedge issue I’d say conservatives trying to paint women asking their insurance companies to cover the pill as freeloading tramps fits the bill.