October 18th, 2012
09:40 PM ET

Abortion and the war for women's votes

Bay Buchanan and Neera Tanden debate which candidate appeals to voters who are most concerned about abortion and contraception.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Abortion • Mitt Romney • President Barack Obama
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  1. Sarah

    Let's keep everyone honest in this discussion. Pro life means your are against abortion usually for religious beliefs. Pro choice means you think it's up to the individual. If the individual does not believe in abortion, no one tries to force abortion on them. If the individual does believe in abortion, no one should try force them not to have an abortion either. Pro life voters won't rest until they force their religious beliefs on others that's what this is about. Ironic, when the conservatives proclaim to protect individual constitutionally guaranteed rights like owning a gun but a woman doesn't yet own her own body? I'm pro choice because choice is the joy of living in a free country. God gives us the right of choice in our perception of good and evil. So the choice the individual makes lies between them and their God.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  2. maripil

    Romney and the Republicans' policies dictates to a a woman what she can and cannot do to her body. This is abominable and disgusting! They should be voted out before they vote out Roe V. Wade!

    October 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  3. Jayne

    I find it difficult to believe that 39% of women in swing states are stupid enough to fall for the fearmongering on abortion by democrats. Furthermore, the pathetic attempt to blur the lines between abortion and birth control is even more desperate. As for the equally stupid issue of "access to contraception", I would think most women with active brain matter would realize that getting a job matters more than having the government force someone to pay for her $9/month birth control pills.

    October 19, 2012 at 1:39 am |
  4. Michele Berlin

    During your interview regarding Romney's position on contraceptives Bay Buchanan points out that Romney won't eliminate access to contraceptives but they will not be FUNDED by the government or employers through healthcare. In essence, what she and Romney are saying is that this will only be available to those who can afford it.
    This is in sync with his thinking about those who are not as fortunate as he. This theme keeps coming out and no one seems to be clearly calling him out on how by eliminating access in these ways makes it only available to some who are more fortunate. By eliminating government jobs – jobs will be lost. So is he planning to replace those jobs that will be lost at PBS, Planned Parenthood, Government Agencies, etc. that he plans to eliminate???

    October 19, 2012 at 1:37 am |