Fact Check: Contraception for Married Couples
Well it didn't take long for the thesis to come up. By way of contrast to what Bob McDonnell wrote in his controversial graduate school thesis in 1989, Creigh Deeds just said that he didn't say, at age 34, that the state should get involved in regulating contraception for married couples.
But neither did McDonnell.
McDonnell did say that the Supreme Court was "radical" and "illogical" when it ruled that the government cannot intrude into married relationships -- and, later, unmarried relationships -- by barring access to contraception.
He also says now that he does not support banning contraception.
Here's a look at McDonnell's legislative record:
As a state lawmaker from Virginia Beach from 1992 to 2006, McDonnell voted for a bill to give pharmacists a "conscience clause" allowing them to not fill prescriptions. He also voted for a bill barring the morning-after pill from public college health clinics and against a bill that would have declared the morning-after pill and anything like it to be contraception.
We're not aware of any legislation to keep contraception away from married couples.
September 17, 2009; 11:19 AM ET
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