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New Hanover Co. Commissioners on contraception and “personal responsibility”… (video)

UPDATE: After drawing heated criticism, New Hanover Co. Commissioners plan to reconsider their vote over birth control funding. The board will hear a presentation from the Health Department and accept public input at its April 2nd meeting.

Readers of  Wednesday’s Fitzsimon File (“Lunacy in New Hanover County”) might be wondering: Is that really how Monday’s debate over a family planning grant for New Hanover County played out? Did the board Chairman really say if women were “responsible people and didn’t haven’t sex to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this situation” ?

Well, we’ll let you watch the debate below and decide for yourself.

The discussion begins with Commissioner Rick Caitlin, who sits on the county Board of Health, explaining his understanding of the need for the $9,000 family planning grant.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to visit N.C. Policy Watch’s main site where you can see Chris Fitzsimon’s take on the events:

5 Comments


  1. david esmay

    March 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    It’s too bad Ted Davis’ parents didn’t abstain from sex. The teapublican party has completely lost their way, their political platforms have been reduced to archaic platitudes and one liners.

  2. Mike

    March 15, 2012 at 12:40 am

    It always WAS archaic platitudes and one-liners.

  3. Alex

    March 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

    And you think the Dumbocrats have a plan besides spending us into oblivion ! Surely you jest !

  4. david esmay

    March 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    “Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.” John Stuart Mill

  5. kristy

    March 22, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    The same thing is happening in Miami County Ks

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