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Watching the Debate with my Daughter

Who would’ve thought that I’d just have to have a conversation with her about condoms?

In case you missed it, George Stephanopoulos asked Governor Romney if states should have the right to outlaw contraception. Governor Romney absolutely was befuddled, and finally said, “Contraception is working just fine!  Leave it alone.”

My husband and I laughed at the exchange, then my daughter turned around and looked at me blankly.

“Do you even know what that is?” I asked.

She sensed that she did not want to get into this conversation and excused herself. “I think I’ll just look it up in the Dictionary.”

She came back into the room with a little less innocence. Thank you, GOP debate!

Nancy French — Nancy French is a three-time New York Times best-selling author and a longtime contributor to National Review Online.

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