Democrats are spending millions on advertising to convince you that Republicans want to take birth control pills away from women. [for example, here] Of course, it’s not true. In fact, it’s brazen of Democrats to make such a claim and shows how stupid they believe the American people really are, that they might believe such rubbish.
It was way back in 1965, in Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479, that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that access to birth control is a Constitutional right. Justice Hugo Black, an enthusiastic supporter of nearly all of the Warren court’s expansion of the rights of criminals, dissented. So did Justice Stewart Potter. But neither Black nor Potter was against birth control. The decision was based upon a finding of a right to privacy in the Constitution [ditto Roe v. Wade in 1973], although the Constitution has nothing at all to say about privacy. Black was a Constitutional purist who simply couldn’t sign on to creating a Constitutional right to something that’s not in the Constitution. He would have been in favor of doing that by a formal amendment instead of by Judicial fiat.
Stewart thought the Connecticut law was silly but Constitutional nevertheless.
That’s all history, and the Constitutional right to birth control is now enshrined in Supreme Court jurisprudence and won’t be changed anytime soon, if ever.
Republicans do not now nor have they ever, nor will they ever, desire to place the slightest impediment on a woman’s right to obtain birth control in the form of pills or any other form. Moreover, they could not do so. So why are the Democrat’s making this claim, aside from that they think Americans are stupid? Well, of course, they will say anything about Republicans but that’s not the actual explanation for what’s going on here.
Republicans are trying to eliminate the requirement of a prescription for birth control pills. They want birth control to be sold over the counter without a prescription. Democrats and their fellow travelers such as Planned Parenthood are against making birth control available over the counter. Why? Because they want women to be dependent on them for their birth control. Simple as that.
They’re a nasty bunch. Women should punish Democrats in November for treating them like idiots, and for being against making birth control cheaper and more easily accessible.