For John, BLUF: Republicans can't please Progressive Women no matter what they do. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Hill Ms Sarah Ferris writes about a proposed bill on birth control pills. "GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control". Sort of the way it works for me.♠
“Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,” Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in rural and underserved areas, while also saving people money and time by “increasing competition and availability.”Per the InstaPundit
The Colorado Republican’s push to make birth control available over-the-counter is not winning him more allies among women’s reproductive health groups, however.
Groups like Planned Parenthood have opposed the idea, which they argue could drive up contraception prices.
Actually they’re unhappy because it threatens their gatekeeper status.I believe it is the case that if the Republicans went out on the steps of the Capitol one sunny day and said the sky is blue, certain folks would say that, No, it was green and besides calling it blue is all part of the GOP war on women.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Sure, artificial birth control is a sin, but this is America and if women want birth control that is their right. The US Supreme Court says so. We countenance a lot of sin here in America.