Nicholas Kristof Stops to Appreciate Dumbing Down of American Politics

August 3, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Our Sex Crazed Congress

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TO appreciate the dumbing down of American politics, consider this: Conservative Republicans, indignant about abortion, are trying to destroy a government program that helps prevent 345,000 abortions a year.


Inevitably in politics there are good ideas and bad ideas. But occasionally there are also moronic ideas – such as the House Republican proposal to kill America’s main family planning program, Title X.


The upshot would be more pregnancies, more abortions, more AIDS, more sexually transmitted infections and more women dying of cervical and breast cancer. Ending the program would impoverish young mothers and impede the formation of stable two-parent families that conservatives rightly argue help overcome poverty.

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