Rachel Maddow Explains to Mitt Romney How Birth Control Works

Last night Rachel Maddow showed a clip of a "hero" voter who asked Mitt Romney an important question: Does he want to outlaw birth control?

This is an issue because Romney supports so-called "personhood" amendments, in which fertilized eggs are considered people. Not only does this type of legislation effectively ban abortion (Roe v. Wadebe damned) -- it could also lead to bans on hormonal birth control, as well as murder investigations of women who miscarry. So if Romney supports personhood amendments, does that mean he also wants to ban some forms of birth control?

Romney didn't really have an answer for that voter, and Maddow think he may not understand exactly how birth control and uteri work. So she explained it to him! The whole segment is well worth a watch, and you should do so right here:

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at October 21, 2011, 7:47am

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