As fathers of daughters and brothers of a combined 16 sisters, we cannot imagine working in a state where women do not have access to safe and affordable health care or the opportunity to plan for their families -- especially when faced with the horrors of rape or incest.
The Republican war on women goes far beyond merely using derogatory terms. From the recent attacks on contraception to eliminating tax credits for single mothers, treating women as second class citizens has somehow become a policy platform for their party once again.
Today the Institute of Medicine reported what most breathing humans know more or less reflexively: That contraception is a preventive health care service. Why is this even a question? And why must we answer it now?