Maddow: The GOP plan for birth control

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Rachel got asked on the Today Show this morning about Americans’ access to contraception – both the GOP’s hard right turn against it and the Obama administration’s ruling that insurance plans must pay for birth control. The White House is signalling that it might compromise on requiring Catholic institutions to cover contraception for their employees who get insurance through work.

This could mean hundreds of thousands, if not millions of American women can’t get health insurance coverage for contraception. Mitt Romney wants to eliminate all federal family planning. So women have to pay for birth control out of pocket under the Republicans’ plans now. All of the Republican candidates, including Mitt Romney, have supported legislation that could make birth control illegal, this personhood stuff.

We’ll have a ton more on this tonight on the show. If you want to read in now, start with the personhood stuff Rachel mentioned and keep going with Mitt Romney here, here and here (“abortive pills” – he said that).

Reproductive Rights and Mitt Romney

Maddow: The GOP plan for birth control

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