In the current freak out over contraception, doesn’t this seem odd:
Aside from the fact that cable news is excluding women from a topic where women’s voices should be drowning out those of men, birth control is one of those issues where EVERYONE should be saying: “Hey, why is this an issue?”
Contrary to the beliefs of creationists and global warming deniers, birth control and abortion are not the same thing. But current GOP front-runner Man-on-Dog would have you believe that taking a birth control pill is the equivalent of … I don’t know, I haven’t the slightest idea where he’s coming from, Here’s something from back in October (Go to the link, there’s video):
Rick Santorum pledged to repeal all federal funding for contraception, during a recent interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com editor Shane Vander Hart, arguing that birth control devalues the act of procreation. “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country,” the former Pennsylvania senator explained. “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be”:
SANTORUM: [Sex] is supposed to be within marriage. It’s supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal…but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen…This is special and it needs to be seen as special.
Honest to god, why is this guy so obsessed with sex? He gives us men on dogs, he says stuff like the quote above, and his views on the possible consequences of rape are out of the dark ages. You know:
I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you.
He said that to Piers Morgan. It was televised. He said if his daughter became pregnant as a result of rape, she has to accept this “gift” from God. How do you even deal with that? And this is the guy Republicans are now all rallying around?
And what’s former governor What-do-you-want-me-to-say got to say about this? Here’s something from a debate:
States don’t want to ban contraception. So why would we try and put it in the Constitution? … Contraception, it’s working just fine, just leave it alone.
With Mitt Romney, though, you know he’s going to say the complete opposite very soon.
And, why do Catholic bishops have such a big say in the contraception issue? Strike that: Why do they have ANY say in this? If having babies is so important, why aren’t they out there having babies? All talk, no action.
How did a woman’s control over what she does with her own body turn into an attack on religious freedom? Here’s an answer: It not an attack on religious freedom. It a partisan scam.
There are a couple of Democrats up in arms over the contraception issue, but the GOP is milking it for all it’s worth. Why?
Because the economy is improving. When people stop worrying about the economy, the focus shifts to morality and family values. If the GOP presidential candidates really felt that the economy was in danger, they would be hammering on that every second of every minute of every hour of every day. That would be the only issue. Because for most Americans that is the only issue that matters.
But things are slowly getting better, so it’s time to come up with another shiny object to distract people. And nothing’s a greater distraction than sex.
- Santorum: Birth Control Is Not Something ‘You Need Insurance For’ Because It Costs ‘Just A Few Dollars’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Obama Finesses Furious Catholic Bishops On Contraception Issue (crooksandliars.com)
- Conservatives suggest defeating birth control by calling it ‘abortion.’ No, really. (dailykos.com)