Demand a Yes or No: Would the GOP presidential candidates restrict access to birth control?
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Demand a Yes or No: Would the GOP presidential candidates restrict access to birth control?

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The latest battle in the War on Women is over birth control. And many of the Republican candidates for President have supported or voted for legislation that would severely curtail women's access to birth control or are supported by Religious Right leaders who go well beyond opposition to abortion to opposition to contraception itself.

Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry have all supported stripping Planned Parenthood of the federal funding it uses, in part, to provide contraceptives to women. And all of the leading Republican candidates except Jon Huntsman supported a Mississippi ballot initiative that would have outlawed forms of birth control like the pill and IUDs.

The right to use contraceptives was guaranteed in the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut. This ruling guaranteed a right to privacy and deemed it unconstitutional to outlaw birth control. Presidential candidates who supported the Mississippi initiative implicitly supported overturning this important precedent. The public has a right to know explicitly which presidential candidates seek to overturn Griswold, whether through judicial appointments, legislation or constitutional amendments that would make it possible for states to ban birth control.

Do the Republican presidential candidates want to make it constitutional to ban birth control in America? Demand a yes or no answer.

To:
Republican Presidential Candidates
Do you support the right to contraception provided for by the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, which protected the right to privacy and ended the ability of states to prohibit the use of contraceptives?

Please respond with a yes or no.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      What is the matter with you people? Trying to take away individual rights? Michele, I think you should be made to have 10 babies! The rest of you men, you have no say whatsoever.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      As Wade tilters on the edge; GOP won't support this but should.

      Help us Petition Nevada OSHA to Investigate Eagle Quest of Nevada, Inc. for concealing the medical abuse of State Foster Youth

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    • Christina Louis COLUMBUS, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      They can't have it both ways - they want to make abortion illegal but don't want to fund birth control. If that's the case, PAY FOR the kids that are overpopulating this world.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      My guess is that if they had to choose, the Repugnant-Con candidates would choose greed over being anti-choice. this is because the Religious Right doesn't line their pockets as well as the super rich and mega corporations.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/start-taxing-the-rich-to-give-to-the-poor

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Birth Control is a woman's right and CANNOT be taken away from her. Please also take a look at the petition I've created to help adress human trafficking. http://www.change.org/petitions/you-buy-products-to-help-end-human-trafficking

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