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New Republican pitch to female voters: Over-the-counter birth control
New Republican pitch to female voters: Over-the-counter birth control

Elections have consequences, and those consequences are most acutely felt, it seems, in closely contested elections. In at least four hot races across the nation, Republican candidates have adopted a new approach to birth control: It should be available over the counter. “More rights, more freedom,” Republican Cory Gardner says in a new TV ad airing in Colorado, where he is locked in a tight race with first-term Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall. The strategy is particularly notable because some of the candidates have in the past not exactly been supportive of ready access to birth control. Gardner has been slapped around for months by Udall and his allies for his past...

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