In presidential campaigns, we expect to hear the candidates weigh in and spar on issues like the economy, taxes, military spending — those issues that impact all of us and which the federal government has some role in dealing with.  But when it comes to making specific reproductive health decisions for our daughters, why do they care?

Are the “sex lives” of our teens any business of presidential hopefuls?  Should the Plan B pill, also known as the “morning after” pill or whether we give our daughters the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer even be on the list of debate topics?

That’s what I’m writing about this week at my Spin Cycle column at Babble Voices.  Let me know what you think!