Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Democrats See Political Opportunity in Republican Opposition to Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
The New York Times: Democrats See Benefits in Battle on Contraception Access, by Jennifer Steinhauer & Helene Cooper:
With the cameras running and the microphones on, Congressional Democrats express outrage over Republican efforts to limit the types of health care that employers have to offer to their workers, particularly contraception. This is a fight Democrats are perfectly pleased to have.
As the issue of contraception access comes to the Senate this week, White House officials and Senate Democrats are increasingly hopeful that it will cut in their favor, believing that voters will conclude that Republicans are overreaching under the rubric of religious freedom. . . .