Thursday, August 04, 2011

Wingnuts react to new birth control guidelines

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Sandy Rios (Vice President, Family-Pac)
Sandy Rios

Rightists really don’t like birth control. Which has been made all the more apparent – if possible – by the Obama administration’s introduction of new guidelines requiring insurance companies to cover extended birth control methods without co-pay costs. Naturally, this has sent the far-Right into a tizzy, calling the new law anything from pointless to the end of humanity as we know it.

First, here’s Family-Pac Vice President Sandy Rios calling the policy “ridiculous” on the grounds that:

"We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?”

Because safe sex and therapy for rape victims, or having pretty nails and exfoliated skin – totally the same thing. And the idea that birth control and counseling are things that one should be worried will be significantly harmful to the nation’s overall economy is just ludicrous. More than that, it’s petty partisan bullshit.

"Having a baby is not the worst thing. I think having multiple sex partners without any kind of restraint or responsibility is much more damning."

“Hey, lady. I see you’ve got too many little mouths to feed and your salary barely covers the costs of vomit clean-up. Good on you! Oh, wait – you’re on your second boyfriend? No, your third? Damn you, irresponsible harlot!”

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

However, for as stupid and vile as that was, it just can’t compare to Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who let loose this mother of all hyperbole:

"If you applied that preventative medicine universally what you end up with is you've prevented a generation. Preventing babies from being born is not medicine. That's not -- that's not constructive to our culture and our civilization. If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we're a dying civilization," King said on the House floor on Monday night.

That’s right, folks: The new establishment Republican argument against birth control is that it will bring about the end of humanity. (As we know it?) Which only explains, of course, is why human populations have only been growing higher and faster than ever since the introduction and increasing use of contraception.

… Wait.

Oh, it’s probably just Satan screwing with our statistics again. You know, like he does with evolution. The devilish pest.