As Tommy Christopher over at Mediaite correctly pointed out, emergency contraception or what is known as the "morning after pill" is not an "abortion pill" and it's not covered by the Preventive Services Mandate that has all the right wingers
February 5, 2012

As Tommy Christopher over at Mediaite correctly pointed out, emergency contraception or what is known as the "morning after pill" is not an "abortion pill" and it's not covered by the Preventive Services Mandate that has all the right wingers worked up because the Catholic Church and other religious institutions are going to have to offer contraceptive benefits to their members and employees.

That didn't stop George Will from conflating the two on This Week with host George Stephanopoulos failing to correct him after he lied.

Here's more from Christopher -- This Week Host Lets George Will Lie About Contraceptive Mandate And ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’.

Transcript below the fold.

WILL: This is not about women's health. This is about providing 300,000 abortions a year. They -- Planned Parenthood cleverly cast this to say we are in the mammogram business. They're not in the mammogram business. They're in the referral of mammograms.

This showed two extraordinary things, George. First, the American left cares about ending wars and they care about poverty and they care about the environment. What they really care about, when they're not perfunctory, is when you touch abortion, and historians will marvel that American liberalism in the first part of the 21st century is defined as defense of abortion. Furthermore...

(CROSSTALK)

WILL: Second -- wait just a -- just a moment. Second, all these people describing themselves as pro-choice said it is illegitimate to choose not to be involved in abortion. And a much more important decision politically that was taken this week was the Obama administration saying that Catholic institutions have no choice -- and this was applauded by pro-choice people -- have no choice but to provide contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization.

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