War on Women? Planned Parenthood Opposes Selling Birth Control Over the Counter

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 8, 2014   |   1:40PM   |  

Pro-life candidates across the country are facing attacks from liberal activist groups and their Democratic opponents with ads claiming they are engaging in some sort of war on women.The ads claim pro-life candidates like Cory Gardner in Colorado and Iowa’s Joni Ernst somehow oppose birth control and contraception because they once supported personhood proposals setting forth the scientific fact that life begins at conception.

plannedparenthood79“Ernst’s opponent Democrat Bruce Braley has released an attack ad highlighting her support for “personhood” that accuses her of wanting to ban some forms of contraception and ends with “radical ideas, wrong for Iowa,” Brietbart reports.

Similarly, pro-abortion Sen. Mark Udall  has been running millions of dollars of television commercials against Gardner claiming he opposes birth control as part of some war on women.

Gander has fought back with ads saying he supports selling birth control over the counter.

“What’s the difference between me and Mark Udall on contraception? I believe the pill ought to be available over the counter, round the clock, without a prescription. Cheaper and easier, for you,” says Gardner in an ad that’s airing statewide.

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Now, a new report in the Washington Examiner suggests it’s the pro-abortion side that is opposed to selling birth control over the counter. As the Washington Examiner reports:

Planned Parenthood opposes over-the-counter contraception, pushing back against a popular Republican argument being used in many Senate races this year.

The nonprofit’s lobbying arm, which advocates for women’s reproductive health issues, argued that calls for allowing birth control pills to be sold without a prescription are “empty gestures.”

So while Braley and Udall attack their pro-life opponents, it’s the abortion giant that has endorsed them that opposes selling birth control over the counter.