This past weekend, Iowa Rep. Steve King was asked whether he was “personally against” the sale of contraception. King’s response? “I’ve not taken a position on the sale of contraceptives at all.”
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We’re now only 40 days away from Election Day, and it’s time for the third installment of our new series, “The Face-Off”. Voters will be faced with a choice when they head to the polls, and that’s why we’re working to make sure they know where the candidates stand on women’s health issues.
Yesterday, Iowa Rep. Steve King denied that he supports banning contraceptives and objects to the misconception that he would prevent couples the right to access birth control. In fact, King went on to say he can’t recall taking a policy stance on birth control...
Last week at a campaign event in Iowa, Mitt Romney said the words many women’s health supporters fear, “I'm looking here at Steve King. He needs to be your Congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington!"
Todd Akin’s offensive comments about “legitimate rape” on Sunday touched off a huge firestorm. Unfortunately, his comments are not isolated rants from one bad apple — the sad reality is this incident was by no means a “one-off.”
UPDATE: We're feeling compelled to update this post with the link to Ron Paul's new ad being run in Iowa and New Hampshire, that pump up his anti-choice creds. Not only is he trying to compete with Romney and Gingrich on who is more out of touch, maybe he's trying to attain official Women are Watching Chump status?
That's not our headline -- we borrowed it from a Reuters story out today talking about the difficulties the GOP presidential candidates are facing in attracting women voters. Jezebel's was a little punchier: "Republicans worried Women won't vote for [expletive]."
It’s time to draw the line and say enough. Politicians do not have a license to practice medicine. They do not belong in the examining room. They need to back off and let us make our own health care choices.