New White House spokesman Tony Snow held his first briefing May 16, just over a year after the first time the press corps asked a very simple question: Does the President support contraception?
Tuesday, talk show host Les Kinsolving asked, “Congresswoman Maloney of New York and 43 others in the House have written the President, and this is the fourth time with no response from him, to ask, is the President opposed to contraception or not?” The new spokesperson did not have a new response—once again the question was avoided.
The White House, through former spokesman Scott McClellan, has been asked this question on May 26, July 18, October 25 in 2005 and then on January 24, 2006. A clear answer has never been heard—even though Members of Congress have written to ask four more times after the first letter.
With 8 in 10 self-identified “pro lifers” supporting access to contraception for women, why is Bush afraid to speak up in support of it?