What Impacts Do Women's Health Issues Have On The Election?

5:52 PM, Mar 6, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Some of the big issues making rounds on the campaign trail in the past couple of weeks are women's health issues and contraception.

During WFMY News 2 at 5 on Tuesday, we spoke with Robin Lane, an Advanced Practice Nurse who is also a member of the League of Women Voters.

Lane said the impact "is like most hot topics. It has both a little bit of a negative side and an opportunity for us to learn more." Lane says "in this case, the one thing that I think is going to go forward is the debate about the health reform law that was passed, the Affordable Care Act." She says it's an opportunity for women to learn more about the law. Lane also told us women need to listen to the candidates and understand what they have to say about women's health issues.

Lane says women's are the care takers of the family, so there's lot in the health care law that impacts women outside of contraception.

Lane described the law like a neighborhood sidewalk. Young mothers want a sidewalk free of bumps and lumps where they can safely walk with their children and their strollers. However, a homeowner may not want a sidewalk on their property. Lane says the Affordable Care Act is giving people some protection from the bumps in the road, "giving women access to care without preventative co-pay costs, but for other folks they see it as government intervention and we'll have to decide which way we want to go."

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