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Michael Steele Attempts to Diagnose the Contraception Issue

Former Republican National Committee chief Michael Steele argued the facts of President Obama's contraception mandate with Salon editor Joan Walsh on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." The longtime political pundit tried to diffuse the explosive situation by interjecting, stating, "I think we're all in this together, it's not a female issue. It's a human issue!"

Steele, who has been pretty quiet lately, rebutted by saying, "This is the problem I have with the description laid out there. What's the problem? You have effectively absolved the male of any responsibility in the relationship with this woman, whether it's a sexual nature or beyond that. And I think that that's something that is fundamental to this argument, this discussion. It's not just about giving women access to contraception. It's about the responsible behavior that goes with that access."

Does Michael Steele have a point? Or, does the responsibility of having safe and protective intercourse fall upon both consenting adults?

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