In his March 22 letter (“Conservatives vs. women”), Stewart Frimer stated that if Bob Turner were elected to the Senate an “attack on women’s rights and the intrusion of government is what we will get.”
It is time for a fact check. Did Republicans vote to take away contraceptive coverage in medical insurance plans that already have it? No.
Did Republicans vote to prevent any woman from going to a clinic for free or low-cost contraceptives? No.
Did Republicans vote to allow organizations to opt out of covering contraceptives in their insurance plans as they had the right to do until the Obama administration decided that its morality trumps that of religious based institutions? Yes.
That hardly comprises an “attack” on women’s rights. It is sad that liberals use scare tactics to try to sway public opinion. Fortunately, this only works until voters actually see the true facts.