Miami Herald LTE on Zika Legislation

I was paying close attention to the Zika bill that failed to get the necessary votes in the Senate last week.

Some fine print stood out because it really tells you what’s wrong with today’s politicians.

Hidden in the bill was a clause that would withhold money to Planned Parenthood that would be used for contraception to fight the Zika virus.

As far as I know, there is nothing illegal about contraception.

And it would logically be a useful tool in combating something that is sexually contagious like the Zika virus.

Florida need both of its senators to demand a bill that funds the fight against Zika, no strings or partisan grandstanding attached.

Se’Adoreia Brown, Miami