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(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion on issues such as same-sex marriage and personal freedoms.


  1. A majority of the public said that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. I would say the majority of attacks are against women’s personal rights and freedoms, with attacks against the contraception mandate and the massive amounts of anti-abortion legislature in 2013.

    • Deb,
      There is no “personal right” to have someone else provide you with free contraception or an abortion. Someone objecting to a law that mandates that someone else pay for that stuff is not an attack on any woman’s freedom.

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