Monday, December 17, 2012

GOP Rising Star Pushes Liberalized Contraceptives

In an overt attempt to buy votes, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging the Republican Party to shift its platform toward that of the Democrat Party on many issues, including the uncontrolled distribution of birth control pills, in opposition to his own Roman Catholic Church.  In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Jindal wrote that it was "stupid" for the GOP to be viewed as against contraceptives when it opposed ObamaCare's attacks on religious liberty.

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-- From "Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter" by Kevin Robillard, Politico 12/14/12

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling for over-the-counter, oral contraception sales, arguing that such a move would take a potent political issue away from Democrats.

Republican objections to mandatory birth control coverage in health insurance coverage were a major part of Democratic messaging toward women in the 2012 election cycle. Republicans wanted an exemption to the mandate for religious organizations. Jindal argues over-the-counter sales to those over 18 years of age would make this debate irrelevant.

As head of the Republican Governors Association and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, Jindal has been working to position himself as a thought leader within the GOP.

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From "The End of Birth-Control Politics" by Bobby Jindal, posted on The Wall Street Journal 12/13/12

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced its support last month for selling oral contraceptives over the counter without a prescription in the United States. I agree with this opinion, which if embraced by the federal government would take contraception out of the political arena.

As a conservative Republican, I believe that we have been stupid to let the Democrats demagogue the contraceptives issue and pretend, during debates about health-care insurance, that Republicans are somehow against birth control. It's a disingenuous political argument they make.

Democrats have wrongly accused Republicans of being against birth control and against allowing people to use it. That's hogwash. But Republicans do want to protect those who have religious beliefs that are opposed to contraception. The latest opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a common-sense call for reform that could yield a result everyone can embrace: the end of birth-control politics.

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From "Bobby Jindal, Catholic Church disagree on birth control issue" by Lauren McGaughy, - The Times Picayune 12/14/12

"We disagree with the governor's opinion because, as the Catholic Church teaches, contraception is always wrong," Archdiocese Communications Director Sarah Comiskey McDonald said.

Jindal, a Catholic, came out in support of access to the pill without a prescription in a Thursday night op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Jindal, who is in opposition to over-the-counter access to the morning after pill, said since Plan B is available in most areas, then birth control should also be.

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From "Mixed reaction to Jindal's position on oral contraceptives" by Sabrina Wilson, WVUE-TV8 (New Orleans) 12/14/12

"This is a political calculation on the governor's part that Republicans have a problem with women in general and with unmarried women in particular.  A majority of women voted for Obama in the last election," said UNO political scientist Ed Chervenak.

Dr. Chervenak said Jindal's position may rub some people the wrong way in his own political party. "Certainly he's going to get some opposition and some push back on this issue," Chervenak further stated.

But he said Jindal is looking down the road, politically.  "The sense is that he is going to run in 2016, so he's positioning himself, trying to broaden republican appeal beyond its base right now," Chervenak said.

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