Sunday, February 12, 2012
Birth control - Look who's talking?
Well, lots of politicians and public figures are discussing the issue of health insurance benefits that cover oral contraception. Lots of voices.
Mitch McConnell. Paul Ryan. Timothy Dolan, of the US Council of Catholic Bishops. President Obama. Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum. Catholic League president William Donohue. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. Jon O'Brian, head of Catholics for Choice. White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska. David Axelrod. Nicholas Kristoff, New York Times columnist, and his colleague David Brooks.
They're all on TV, they're writing op-eds, they're on the Sunday morning news shows, they're speaking at CPAC, they're being interviewed.
Notice anything they all have in common?
They're not women.
Why is the debate over our nation's insurance policies regarding women's reproductive health care being conducted almost exclusively by men? Why isn't the media talking to women?