Guaranteeing Affordable Access to Birth Control is Popular
The right wing has launched an all-out war on the president’s plan to guarantee that women have affordable access to birth control. Many Beltway pundits are engaging in fact-free debates that paint the decision as tremendously unpopular. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Here’s a rundown of what the American people really think.
On the flipside:
- 40 percent of all voters say they are less likely to vote for Mitt Romney because he has pledged to eliminate the benefit that gives women birth control coverage without a co-pay. Just 23 percent said it made them more likely to vote for him.
- 46 percent of Catholic voters say they are less likely to vote for Mitt Romney because he has pledged to eliminate the benefit that gives women birth control coverage without a co-pay. Just 28 percent said it made them more likely to vote for him.
IN ONE SENTENCE: Contraception is an important, accepted, widely-used, and heretofore largely non-controversial aspect of modern life in America, which is why the president moved forward with plans to guarantee that all women have affordable access to birth control — a decision supported by a majority of Americans, including a majority of Catholics.
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