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bg97
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This isn't too urgent, just a curious question. Upon much political debate about abortion and "women's rights", where do (both major political) parties stand on Emergency Contraception? I am not asking for a biased opinion, just a fact on how the majority of these parties feel about it. Thanks!
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Gumdrop Girl
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The most conservative folks are opposed to emergency contraception and want to limit providing it, especially under gov't medical programs. The most liberal want to make it very accessible and covered under Medicaid. The middle folks have varying degrees of opinion.

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Heather
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Actually, opions tend to vary pretty wildly even among these seemingly easily divided groups.

I've heard plenty of progressives, for instance, who very much do not want EC over-the-counter (sometimes because they're confusing it with RU-486, but sometimes for other reasons), and there are also plenty of conservatives -- usually fiscal conservatives -- who want all forms of birth control as accessible as possible.

So, trying to make easy distinctions between general political groups on this issue tends to be something of an exercise in futility.

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