Sunday, February 19, 2012

2012: The year of 'birth control moms'?

2012: The year of 'birth control moms'?

It's unclear whether the contraception-access or religious-freedom frame will prevail. | AP Photos

By JOANNE KENEN | 02/18/2012 04:03:21 PM EST | Updated: 02/18/2012 07:26:41 PM EST

First came the soccer moms.

Then the security moms.

Will 2012 be the year of the "birth control moms"?

Just a few weeks ago, the notion would have seemed far-fetched. The country is deeply divided on abortion, but not on contraception; the vast majority of American women have used it, and access hasn't been a front-burner political issue since the Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965.

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