Why we’re actually fighting over a medical procedure that allows the infertile to have children (The Virginian Mercury)

“This is the normal course of events in Congress in election years,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg. “Legislating may be the driving factor in year one, but demonizing your opponent is the prominent factor in year two of the election cycle.”