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Ellen Chesler (The Roosevelt Institute) and Michelle Goldberg (The Means of Reproduction, The Daily Beast)

On Fireside Chats, Ellen and Michelle discuss the GOP’s “war on women” and its implications for the elections. Are Romney’s recent comments on contraception a game changer? Ellen argues that contraception is critical to women’s economic well-being. Should the left thank Republicans for sparking a backlash? Michelle points to states like Texas that are eliminating healthcare for poor women. They close with a discussion of the importance of Planned Parenthood.

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Recorded:Mar 21    Posted:Mar 22, 2012
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Fireside Chats | Mar 22, 2012 | Ellen Chesler & Michelle Goldberg

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