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  •  But getting rid of contraception (8+ / 0-)

    gets rid of it for everyone.

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 11:47:51 AM PDT

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    •  But like abortion (4+ / 0-)
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      johnva, Philpm, Julia Grey, Oh Mary Oh

      they can make it difficult to access as a half measure.

      I'm just assuming that Rs handle this theory of sex like catholics do.

      Inland: A privately held corporation spun off from the Womb Division of MomCo a half century or so ago.

      by Inland on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 11:50:53 AM PDT

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    •  Not for rich/connected people. (3+ / 0-)
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      They can't undo the invention of hormonal birth control, so the rich and connected (and their daughters) will always have access to it, one way or another. What they WOULD be able to do, if they outlawed it, is make it hard to legally access it without fear of consequences if you're NOT one of the rich and powerful elite. Like Prohibition was, and the War on Drugs is, it would be one set of rules for the little people, and another for the privileged.

      They will always have access to it, so they don't care if everyone else loses it. They view the children of the 99% as expendable worker drones anyway, so why should they care if many more of them are born into poverty because their mothers have lost control over their own fertility? People being born into poverty just makes it easier for rich Republicans to exploit them later on.

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      The statute in question in Griswold prohibited all contraception, but the Griswold decision only invalidated the statute with respect to married couples.  It was not until a few years later in Eisenstadt that the SCt held that single people had a right to purchase contraceptives on equal protection grounds.  Presumably, a future court could overrule Eisenstadt without overruling Griswold.

      "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

      by Old Left Good Left on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 03:49:25 PM PDT

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