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05-07-2012, 12:39 PM
Marco Rubio Says There Is No Debate About Contraception, Claims Conservatives Tolerate Choice (VIDEO)
May 6, 2012
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In what must rank as one of the biggest lies of 2012, Republican Senator Marco Rubio not only claimed on Sunday that there is no war on contraception, but that Republicans are tolerant of choice.

During an interview on Fox News with Chris Wallace, Rubio was asked if Republicans were seeking to reverse abortion and contraception rights that women fought so hard to achieve for many decades. Rubio, in true Republican form, replied with a load of crap.

Mitt Romneyís potential running mate admitted that Republicans are indeed trying to kill abortion rights and then actually claimed that Republicans had more tolerance on the issue of abortion rights than Democrats.

ďOn the issue of life, yes, although there is diversity in the Republican Party on the life issue. In essence, there are such a thing as pro-choice Republicans, there are very few pro-life Democrats that are certainly tolerated within the mainstream of the Democratic Party. I think thatís important to point out. On that issue, I think thereís actually more tolerance in the Republican Party.Ē

After that Pinnochio-esque statement, Rubio told Chris Wallace yet another fib by claiming that there isnít a debate about contraception. Rubio once again pushed the Republican line about this war on contraception being just about religious liberty.

ďI donít know anything about a contraception debate. I do know about a religious liberties debate that we had in this country about whether the federal government should have the power to force a religious institution ó in this case, the Catholic Church ó to have to pay for something that the church teaches against. Thatís what that issue was about. I understand the president turned it into a contraception issue because it ties back to this strategy of this administration. He doesnít want to run on his record. So instead, they are constantly in search of some issue that they can divide the American people on.Ē

Hereís the video. (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/06/rubio-i-dont-know-anything-about-a-contraception-debate/)

This is typical Republican spin that Rubio is employing. First, he claims that Republicans are more pro-choice than Democrats, even though the definition of tolerance means that you should tolerate the choice a woman makes regarding her pregnancy. In what world do Republicans actually do that today? Over 90 anti-abortion measures have been passed by Republican legislatures since 2010. Over 400 have been introduced in 2012 alone. Thatís not tolerance. Thatís a total war against choice.

Rubioís claim that there is no debate about contraception, that itís just about religious liberty, is just as false. Republicans are merely using religious liberty as an excuse to eliminate womenís access to contraception and Rubio knows it. Republicans are literally trying to give people such as employers, doctors, and pharmacists the right to decide what health choices women can make. All one these people needs to do is claim religious liberty to deny a woman her right to make her own health choices. To give other people the right to tell women what health choices they can or canít make is morally wrong. It goes against everything the Constitution stands for. If a person has an objection to contraception, they donít have to use it, but they do have to respect the decision made by those who do choose to use it. Republicans think they should be able to force people to abide by the religious convictions of others, but if Congress passed a law allowing people to deny others the right to buy firearms based on religious convictions, Republicans would be throwing a temper tantrum and yelling about how nobody has the right to decide what products another person uses or purchases. Itís the same with contraception. If a woman wants to use contraception, itís her business and no one elseís.

Republicans in states across the country are introducing and passing laws that take away womenís rights. Rubio wants to pretend that thatís not the case. But this battle over abortion and contraception is not about religious liberty. Itís about using religious liberty as a cover in order to subjugate women to the will of men. Itís an excuse to deny women basic rights about what decisions they make about their own bodies. Spin jobs like this one by Rubio underscores why Republicans face such a huge gap among women voters. Male Republicans think they can fool women by claiming that the battle for reproductive rights is all about religion, but they canít even fool their female colleagues, and they are fooling themselves if they think they can fool women across the country.

05-07-2012, 02:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I understand the president turned it into a contraception issue because it ties back to this strategy of this administration. He doesnít want to run on his record. So instead, they are constantly in search of some issue that they can divide the American people on.Ē
</div></div>I love his honesty. This statement is so spot on there is nothing else to say.

As far as a debate on contraception/religion, I don't see any attack on contraception at all. Basically this is all about Dems trying to gin up an argument to divide Americans. Basically it is the Dems trying to give their voters everything for free. There is absolutely ZERO reason to force insurance companies to provide contraception for free. On top of that, anyone with an ounce of common sense can figure out that nothing is for free and that the rates for everyone will increase to include this new coverage.


05-07-2012, 05:40 PM
There have not been any pro-choice members of the GOP leadership in Congress since Susan Molanari quit the House in the '90s some time back. She was a junior member of the leadership, and a token.

David Bonior was a senior member of the Democratic House leadership, and as a Catholic, he was pro-life. Sen. Reid heads the Democratic Senate minority, previously, the majority, and likely as a Mormon he is pro-life as well.

05-08-2012, 02:35 PM
Whoops, Freudian slip or something there! Of course, Sen. Reid continues as Senate Majority Leader at least until next January.

Gayle in MD
05-08-2012, 04:46 PM
How the hell can this lemming get out there and try to float this absurd idea, that there has been no War On women's rights, launched by Republicans!

That is the ONLY thing they have focused on! Removing women's constitutional rights!

Including their access to birth control, and medical exams at Planned Parenthood, and legislating to weaken the laws against violence against women, and rape, and removing aid from those women who are without jobs, single women who are raising children alone!!! Even when a huge number of those womenn who depend on Planned Parenthood services, are veterans, and wives of Veterans!

Republicans like this Rubio JERK, can lie all they wish, about their War On Women, but women are not going to forget about what they have heard Republicans saying against them, and what Republicans have been doing against women's rights, and best interests!

Trust me, we will not forget! They WILL pay a price!
Rubio can stuff it!