Commentary on current events, politics, government, and popular culture from John Sheirer, author of the book, Make Common Sense Common Again.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Common Sense

Question: What's the opposite of "planned parenthood"?
Answer: Unplanned pregnancy.

I support a woman's right to make her own reproductive and sexual choices without intrusion from politicians who have their own agenda. And I support the president's decision to require prescription contraception to be covered by insurance companies in accordance with existing federal law stating that discrimination against women's medial needs is a crime. I also understand that covering contraception prevents the costs associated with unplanned pregnancies, so the president's plan actually saves money in the long run. 

One more thing ... contraception reduces the number of abortions and saves lives. That sounds like an actual common-sense, pro-life position.

I do not support the Republican Party's attacks on women's rights. And I especially do not support the Republican Party's hypocritical misuse of religion to try to score political points on this issue.

I support Planned Parenthood.



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