This whole article and almost every comment are ridiculous. The ability to control fertility, to decide whether and when to have children, has a great impact on women's participation in the economy. It's very difficult to hold a job when you have a pregnancy every year. And yes, I recognize that abortion is controversial, but how anyone in this day and age can say contraception is controversial is beyond me. Most American Catholics don't even follow the church's teaching on contraception. And, uh, access to contraception prevents abortions because it prevents unwanted pregnancies. So it's a win for people on both sides of the abortion issue.
An article earlier this year in Politico speculated that this presidential election may be the first one ever to be decided by women. The Obama campaign understands this, and has trotted out a series of ditzy female celebrities to declare their support for Obama because he is for “women’s rights.” Eva Longoria, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson and others have come out publicly with statements within the past few weeks. Longoria spoke at the Democratic National Convention, and has said, "There is an attack on women’s health care and President Obama's policies are the only ones that are...
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