Kirsten Gillibrand Weighs In On The Birth Control Debate [VIDEO]
1:59 pm, February 23rd | by Rebecca Srulowitz
In case you missed last night’s Republican debate (which would be sad because it was highly entertaining), and feel left out because you were watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory instead of listening to the Gingrich-Santorum birth control craziness, here’s a video of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on this morning’s episode of MSNBC’s Morning Joe to fill you in.
After watching a clip of Gingrich calling Obama an extremist who legalized infanticide, Gillibrand spoke out against limiting women’s access to contraception: “I think it’s crazy,” she said. “It’s so out of step with the American public, out of step with America’s women. 99 percent of America’s women have used birth control…. This is basic healthcare.”
The Senator is also starting a new initiative called One Million Strong for Women to try and fight the fact that with only 17 percent of Congress being female and having only 6 female governors, it’s not easy enough for a woman’s voice to be heard.
As Gillibrand put it, if Congress were 51 percent female, “Do you think we’d be debating access to contraception?”
Watch the full video here: