The Surprising History of the War on Contraception

Feb 22, 2012

While Rick Santorum and the Catholic Church are continuing to fuel backlash over the Obama administration’s compromise to allow insurance companies to cover birth control for employees of faith-based organizations, new polling data indicates that Americans – even Catholics – support access to birth control in overwhelming numbers. The heat of the discourse stands in stark contrast to the GOP's stance as recently as January, when the issue was brought up in a question to Mitt Romney in a debate prior to the New Hampshire primary.

Here to give us some insight into the lesser-talked about aspects of the war on birth control is Ellen CheslerSenior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and author of an article that caught our eye,  "The Long History of the War Against Contraception,” posted at New Deal 2.0.


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