[VIDEO] GOP Candidate Cory Gardner’s New Ad Backs Over-the-Counter Birth ControlPosted: September 2, 2014 | |
Washington Examiner reports: Colorado Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner is calling for birth-control pills to be sold without a prescription in a new TV ad, putting campaign cash behind a conservative argument that’s been picking up steam in recent months.
“I believe the pill ought to be available over the counter, round the clock, without a prescription — cheaper and easier, for you.”
[In 2013, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a leading group of women’s physicians, endorsed over-the-counter birth-control pills.]
[Here’s how it’s reported in backward, behind-the-times New York City – Bobby Jindal Offers “Unexpected” Endorsement of Over the Counter Birth Control Pills – nymag.com]
Gardner is running a highly competitive race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, but he’s not the first one to call for over-the-counter birth control.
In July, Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Deb Fischer of Nebraska introduced a bill that called for the Food and Drug Administration to study whether birth control could be made safely available without a prescription…(read more)
- Meet the Three (Male, GOP) Politicians Who Support Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills (reason.com)
- Jindal Calls for OTC Birth Control Sales So Dems Can’t ‘Demagogue the Issue’ (cnsnews.com)
- GOP Congressman Cory Gardner: Make Birth Control Available Over The Counter (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Bobby Jindal Offers Unexpected Endorsement of Over the Counter Birth Control Pills (nymag.com)
- Lawmaker calls for over-the-counter access to pill (northwestohio.com)
- Udall: Problems with Gardner’s birth control plan (news.yahoo.com)
- JINDAL: Time To Let Birth Control Pills Be Sold Over The Counter (businessinsider.com)
- Cory Gardner: Women should be able to buy the pill without a prescription (denverpost.com)
- I AGREE: House Republicans should pass bill allowing over-the-counter birth control sales…. (pjmedia.com)