ABC’s Dowd: ‘Ludicrous’ We’re Not Going to Decrease Access to Guns, But Decrease Access to Birth Control

‘If you want to lessen abortion in the country, which many of the religious community does, increasing — decreasing the ability of women to get birth control is only going to make that worse’

BENNETT: That’s absolutely right. And it’s one of the reasons why, though, Democrats don’t view as credible President Trump’s overtures to Chuck Schumer to find some sort of bipartisan approach to fixing health care because of the way they view the Trump administration as, you know, vandalizing and sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. And this is one of the things they point to.

DOWD: It’s ludicrous. We are not going to decrease access to guns, but we’re going to decrease access to birth control in our country? And to me, the argument is if you want to lessen abortion in the country, which many of the religious community does, increasing — decreasing the ability of women to get birth control is only going to make that worse.

RADDATZ: And, Jeanne, I want to go back to the Hill and the Russia investigation. It was a year ago that the intelligence community said that Russia interfered with the elections. We’re learning more and more about this, the Facebook ads. Where are we with this?

CUMMINGS: Well, we’re starting to get — at least on the Hill we’re starting to get into the thick of it, where they’re bringing in primary players now to do some public hearings as well as behind the scenes. And, of course, Mueller is hard at work.

The focus now is on what happened on social media and how did they try to influence votes. And we’re learning so much about the Russian ads that were bought that echoed some of the Trump campaign themes. And they were in the same neighborhoods and precincts that the Trump campaign needed to win.

RADDATZ: OK. I’m sorry we have got to leave it here. Great talking to all of you.

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