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  • Norman Young

The Key to the Heart of Women Voters

It is time for Donald Trump to lead the Republican Party in a new direction, yet again, by giving women access to birth control over-the-counter. Not only is the prescription requirement outdated, it also pushes many young women into the arms of Planned Parenthood, which becomes their primary, taxpayer-subsidized provider of birth-control prescriptions and pills.

There is no downside for Republicans on this front. The benefits of increased access to birth-control will immediately be felt by women across the country, who will have Republicans to thank. Planned Parenthood will have one of their most potent rhetorical pillars stripped from them, no longer being able to claim that birth control prescriptions constitute 34% of their services (and, thus, that abortion only constitutes 3%). Moreover, Democrats will no longer be able to claim to be on the leading edge of "reproductive rights."