Ok, I'm the first person to admit that there are Democrats out there who don't always make sense & who make truly dumb statements. But only in the Republican Party is that sort of behavior not only expected, but celebrated. Let's review some recent news stories - most of which focus on the GOP's rather creepy, unnatural fixation with the sex lives of strangers....
Cut it out sluts, birth control is irresponsible!
North Carolina County Commissioners vote to refuse a state family planning grant, that included contraceptive coverage. One commissioner defended his vote by saying that he opposes "using taxpayer funding to fund someone's irresponsibility."
Chairman Ted Davis said he thought it was a sad day when “taxpayers are asked to pay money to buy for contraceptives” for women having sex without planning responsibly.
“If these young women were responsible people and didn’t have the sex to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” Davis said.
Abortion is more palatable if men sign for it.
I can't describe this better than the Mudflats blog:
And if you’re not fully convinced yet that Alaska is the next front in the GOP’s war on women, you just have to listen to State Rep. Alan Dick. He said in a House Health and Social Services Committee Hearing last week that he doesn’t believe that when a woman is pregnant, it’s really “her pregnancy.” As a matter of fact, he would advocate for criminalizing women who have an abortion without the permission via written signature from the man who impregnated her. He stated, “If I thought that the man’s signature was required… required, in order for a woman to have an abortion, I’d have a little more peace about it…” He didn’t say whether a rapist would be able to send his signature by fax from prison, or not. But he’ll have “peace” and women will require a permission slip for their own bodies.
Madam, Could I interest you in a public ultrasound?
Abortion opponents in Idaho opened a live ultrasound clinic in the state Capitol basement.
“How can anybody call this offensive?’’ Swindell said. “Who doesn’t love an ultrasound image of a baby?’’
For an hour and a half, Swindell guided the women lying on a table shielded from the crowd by a bamboo divider.
“Does this feel invasive at all?’’ she asked.
“No, I’d do this every day, if I could,’’ at least two of them replied.
The ultrasounds were done on the women’s abdomens, not using the more-invasive vaginal ultrasound equipment employed by many doctors for women whose fetuses are less than 10 weeks old.
Um... it didn't feel invasive because it wasn't.....
Hon, just why do you need those birth control pills?
Arizona is considering a bill that would allow your employer to determine if a woman needs contraception for "legitimate" medical reasons or if she's just a wanton hussy:
Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.
“I believe we live in America. We don’t live in the Soviet Union,” Lesko said. “So, government should not be telling the organizations or mom and pop employers to do something against their moral beliefs.”
No, we live in a land of freedom with a right to personal privacy.... some exclusions may apply.
Sweetie, your husband can't be all that bad!
Meanwhile in Alabama, State Senator Phil Williams is still pushing his "Covenant Marriage" bill to keep married couples from rushing into either a marriage or a divorce without paying marriage counselors first.
So girlfriends... no matter where you go or what you do in this country, the GOP thinks your private life is public business. What are you gonna do when there's an elephant all up in your uterus?
Vote Democratic in 2012!