Introducing Possibly the Most Idiotic Anti-Abortion Argument by a Republican – Ever

Bob-GoodlatteIt wasn’t too long ago that I considered myself an independent, and in a lot of ways I still do.  While I call myself a “liberal,” I really don’t like labels.  It wasn’t until around 2006 or 2007 when I saw the Republican party start slipping toward dangerous levels of radicalism and insanity that I decided to “pick a side.”

Personally, I believe my political ideology is derived from common sense and logic — not a “liberal set of ideas.”  And while Democrats are far from perfect, Republicans have just lost their damn minds.

Take for instance what might be the most ridiculous anti-abortion argument ever.  I’m not kidding.  When I read this, I had to make sure I wasn’t reading satire.

During a debate over a new anti-abortion bill Republicans are pushing for (shocking, I know), Virginia Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte suggested that abortions are bad for the economy because more babies means more jobs.

No, really, that’s what he said:

“I would suggest that it is very much the case that those of us in the majority support this legislation because it is the morally right thing to do but it is also very very true that having a growing population and having new children brought into the world is not harmful to job creation.  It very much promotes job creation for all the care and services and so on that need to be provided by a lot of people to raise children.”

There’s so much stupidity within that comment it’s not even worth breaking down.

I’m not even going to get into how unplanned pregnancies can dig women into a hole of poverty so deep that they spend their entire lives trying to dig out of it or how unplanned pregnancies often prevent women from getting an education.

Just the fact that this imbecile’s argument against abortion is that he believes that more people means more jobs is ludicrous.

I guess he enjoys completely ignoring the reality that many of those babies born due to unplanned pregnancies will be born into poverty, to mothers who will rely on government assistance in order to provide for themselves and their new baby.

I’m sure soon after this meeting, Rep. Goodlatte will hold a meeting where he condemns social programs that help single mothers and impoverished children get the food and medical assistance they need.

Because that’s about the level of hypocrisy and ignorance many Republicans show every day.  They make asinine comments against abortion, such as this one made by Rep. Goodlatte, then come out condemning programs that help many children living in poverty get the life essentials they need like food and medical care.

But I will say, out of all the ridiculous comments I’ve seen Republicans make about abortion, Goodlatte’s ranks right up there as one of the most idiotic I’ve ever had the displeasure of trying to comprehend.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Pipercat

    He’s not an imbecile, he’s a buffoon…

  • john hotsinpiller

    Maybe Women should learn to keep their legs shut till marriage !

    • Jen

      You know, it does take two to make a baby, maybe men should say “no” if they don’t want the responsibility of being a father. It is unfair to place the full blame on women for unplanned pregnancies, men do play a part it in.

    • Nicole

      Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a genius in our midst! Hey john hotsinpiller, did you know that MARRIED women have/need abortions, too? Did you also know that men getting between women’s legs is what causes pregnancy? Go back under your bridge, filthy little troll.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        john still watches for flying storks

    • Joy

      Yes, because that “solution” always works. Blame the woman for getting pregnant and call her disgusting names for being pregnant out of wedlock… congratulate the male for getting laid.

      Last I checked, a woman needs a willing male counterpart to get pregnant..

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        in johns voodoo religious world he and his ILK are convinced in the immaculate conception ( see: jeeeeesus) will become tea party law

    • angel2close

      And maybe every man that wants to get his weeny wet, should be held accountable to help provide financial support for a child he gave little thought about. It takes two people to make a baby, maybe you missed that lesson in sex education. Idiot.

      • Spencer Carriveau

        They probably don’t have sex ed where he is from. Those regressive states(one of which he probably lives in) push abstinence only education.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      sounds like john doesn’t get much p*ssy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hey john: why does that apply ( in your neo-superstitious voodoo religious world) to women but NOT TO MEN???
      ,,,,,,,,,,,,,praise jeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus

  • dutch163

    I agree with the “I don’t like labels but you have to pick a side”
    also agree that this was a stupid thing for Goodlatte to say…more babies won’t help the economy…I have always thought that everyone of these anti-abortion people should adopt an unwanted child…put their money where there mouth is, so to speak

    • shopper

      or at least be willing to pay the taxes for the programs needed to support these children………I don’t like abortions but neither do I like child abuse and/or neglect. I’m fortunate that I’ve never had to make that kind of choice. I did have one unplanned child but I was married and could afford to have the baby so it was a joy and not a problem. Wish all women could be so blessed if it should happen to them.

      • stimlin

        The keyword in your statement is “choice”

      • dutch163

        exactly! I too had an “unplanned child” but was also married and was taken back by a suggestion of abortion..but I also know the difficult circumstances many are in..paying for programs, even food stamps..it money well spent

  • john hotsinpiller

    Where is personal responsibility, if one of the 2 says no, then no babies being murdered, so women, say no, take responsibility !!

    • Nicole

      You really do lack intelligence, don’t you? Babies aren’t “being murdered” via abortion. Babies are the product of a completed gestation cycle. What is aborted is a fetus which has a the potential to be baby. Operative word: potential. Just like you had the potential to be a educated, but it didn’t come to fruition. Why do you think the responsibility to say no and/or subsequently raise a baby falls on a woman?

      • Joy

        Thank you so much for that.

        I’d also point out that pregnancies also end when the woman miscarries. We don’t say the “baby” died.. We say the pregnancy was terminated naturally.

        I still say that there is no such thing as “Pro-Life”.. it’s all about “Pro-pregnancy”. If some of these people were really pro-life, they would want as good of a life as possible for these babies they are so eager to want in the world.. but as soon as they’re born, they’re suddenly on their own.

      • Nicole

        I prefer to call them “anti-choice” as I think it sums up their mentality quite well.

      • JeninFortWorth

        because someone doesn’t agree with you does not make them less intelligent than you or anyone else. But you just summed up YOUR mentality quite well with that assumption.

      • Nicole

        Wrong JeninFortWorth. He’s is a moron and if you can’t pick up on that by reading is comments, well … And it is “anti-choice” because anyone who is “pro-life” must also be anti-death penalty and support life outside the womb through social welfare programs. Pro-life also means supporting the life and health of mother.

      • JeninFortWorth

        WE say the pregnancy terminated naturally? Got a mouse in your pocket? *I* don’t say that. I usually say “they lost the baby”.

        @Nicole – you made a comment about the fetus is just something that has the “potential” to be a baby. I’d like to touch on that….so you say that at 7 months gestation, in the womb, it’s not a baby. What about if the “fetus” is suddenly delivered at that 7 month mark? Is it still not a baby unless it makes it to full term or is this something you tell yourself to feel better about the whole thing? Don’t get me wrong – I am pro-choice up to about 10-12 weeks along, after that I’m not. But to say that a baby is the product of a COMPLETED gestation cycle is laughable and sad. I guess all of the preemies in the NICU are just fetuses hooked up to machines and tubes and such. Nah, they’re not babies…..

      • Nicole

        No, if they are viable outside the womb, they are babies. When they need a womb and woman, they are a fetus. Period. BTW, abortions don’t happen at the 7 month mark. About 2 percent of abortions happen after the 20-week point, but obviously that is rare and occurs when fetal abnormalities are so severe that post-delivery death is imminent. Or the mother’s health or life is on the line. Again, don’t like abortions, don’t have one.

      • Nicole

        WE say the pregnancy terminated naturally? Got a mouse in your pocket?
        *I* don’t say that. I usually say “they lost the baby”.

        The medical term is “spontaneous abortion” and I don’t have a mouse or the medical community in my pocket. Just pockets full of pesky facts.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        anyone wanna bet “john” is so aesthetically and socially bereft of value that JOHN cannot get any female sexual companionship??

    • Troll-a-way

      But can we really trust those womenfolk to be responsible?? I mean, we caved in and gave them the right to work and the right to vote and look where THAT has led us!

      And since men wanting to lie with women out of wedlock and for purposes other than procreation (even though my reverend tells us its wrong) is just men being men, men shouldn’t be the ones to have to pump the brakes on babymakin’ when things get a little hot and bothered. Am I right, here?

      Yup…women, just say “no”. Except when no means “yes”, of course…which is most of the time when I really want to get it on. And that’s perfectly safe because your bodies have a way of shutting that whole thing down.

      *facepalm*

    • angel2close

      No John,
      a man has the exact same responsibility. Funny how you only chose the women to say no. I guess in your world the man has no accountability as to the destiny of his sperm. I imagine you probably knocked up a few women in your day, but hey what were you to do, they were so willing to let you.

      • john hotsinpiller

        I would surely not marry someone who opened her legs like a slut.

      • Then you’ll probably never get married, seeing as over 95% of American women are sexually active.
        By the way, are you still a virgin?

      • john hotsinpiller

        Happily Married

      • GL

        Well, given your mental state as portrayed in your comments here, while normally I would say some sort of congratulating remark that would be mistaken for condescension, in this case… Are you sure? Are you sure you’re married? Are you sure she’s happy? Are you sure about any number of other factors in this two word phrase?

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        john is “happily” married as the tea party is growing!!
        connection evident??

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        im willing to wager that JOHNS happily married (???) wife is ( a) not getting a lot of sex (b) doesn’t WANT a lot of johns sex,,,(c) is anatomically as appealing as “jabba the hut”…… big on the bottom; lacking on top

      • Jan R.

        And a missionary man, I see. Do the missus a favor and have sex with her kegs closed. It’s hot. And it does NOT render her infertile, FYI.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        that’s because U wouldn’t know a woman if she approached U naked ( which wont happen to scumbags such as you anyway),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, John wants a virgin; john IS a virgin

      • angel2close

        I guess that is what got your undies in a twist. Did you approve of the unmarried man that pulled his penis out to put it in the opened legged slut. Or perhaps the married one that wanted some action on the side. Either way two people consented to what could have conceivably occurred, pregnancy. Your gender has for far to long has not been held to the same scrutiny as the woman, and you are just as responsible for the unwanted pregnancies. So maybe it’s time for scum like yourself as well as other men to be held to the fullest liability.

    • Joy

      Soo… personal responsibility, yes? Last I checked, having an abortion was being personally responsible and doing what you need to do. Personal responsibility also entails the male of the two using protection AS WELL AS the woman if you’re going to tango. Personal responsibility is realising that you can’t have yet another child when you and your husband/wife already have three and barely making ends meet. Personal responsibility is knowing that you can’t bring a life into the world if you’re barely keeping it together yourself.

      And then there are the cases of pregnancy by rape – where’s the “personal responsibility” then?

      “Personal responsibility” is a wonderful catch phrase that’s been repeated and repeated but in reality most adults are already owning up to their obligations.

      • Skyhollower

        Joy, you forget that men like John feel that a woman that is raped provoked the male into raping her by her dress or manner, It isn’t his fault if she is just too provocative. Also, I believe another REPUB nut job stated that if it was a real rape the female body would know and wouldn’t allow the pregnancy to happen, it would self terminate.

  • Michael Siever

    Recent statistics showed that there are 3 unemployed people for every job opening. But, more babies will equal more jobs? Huh. I also point out this statistic to every conservatroll who tells people complaining about income inequality to “get a job”. Shuts them up every time…

    • mvlinn21

      You actually got a conservative to shut up!?!

      • surfjac

        Just ask them for a plan to solve a problem…that usually works too towards shutting them up.

      • EricPoole

        Really? Because my experience is that they usually just change the subject and get louder.

      • surfjac

        Just keep asking until they try to answer.

  • Juliet

    This is the most poorly written, agenda driven, slanted “article” I’ve read in quite awhile. While I agree that the statement quoted, as printed here, borders on ridiculous; so do most of the comments in the article.
    I don’t know anyone who wants to stop assistance for impoverished children, although I do know a lot of people who want to stop the endless cycle of dependence on a failing system. I don’t see hypocrisy in that- you can “help” people, or you can help them learn to take care of themselves and contribute to the system rather than continuing to drain it. It wasn’t meant to be a lifestyle, it was meant to help people get back on their feet during and after the Great Depression. Unfortunately, the system is so twisted and abused that those who need help who WANT to get back on their feet and work all too often slip through the cracks.
    I don’t see limits on per-family assistance as hypocrisy, either. One unplanned pregnancy is usually the result of an error of judgment. Multiple unplanned pregnancies is a habit that we shouldn’t have to support, whether or not that baby is allowed to be born.
    Lack of education in this country is a choice. The bulk of educational funding goes to impoverished schools, public education is free, and there are numerous grants and scholarships available to those who seek them. Anyone who WANTS an education can get it. Those who choose otherwise choose their own lifestyle. That’s the fault and responsibility of the individual and the community, not a bunch of politicians.
    This “article” is nothing but hyperbole, unfair assumptions, and name-calling. I know sixth graders who write better- and with far more integrity.

    • Nicole

      Do tell us about the about the cycle of dependence. I assume you realize that SNAP for example, is program in which 50 percent of the recipients use of two years or less? Is that the dependency you were referring to? Do you also know that almost 80 percent of those who receive that food assistance are in a family with children, disabled or elderly members.
      I also assume that you know that the maximum amount of a Pell Grant doesn’t cover tuition and books at most universities? Do you also know that student loans start millions of Americans off in life with a five to six figure debt? Are you familiar with the devaluation of a college eduction? Ya know, college graduates earning $10 an hour to work as a receptionist?
      But I digress. You missed the point of this story. If legislators want to deprive a woman from making reproductive choices, then they should be fully willing to support the result of unplanned pregnancies through programs like subsidized childcare, Medicaid, adequate and affordable education for the mother, early education programs for children, food assistance, housing assistance. OR we could insist that health insurance covers reproductive medicine (including contraception and abortion coverage) and let woman decide when they are ready to reproduce.

      • Mrs_oatmeal

        Well said Nicole. She does realize that the Romney’s were on welfare when they moved from Mexico back to the states. ( when Mitt was a child) I believe Paul ” screw the poor”Ryan also got government assistance. A lifestyle? I think not…

    • surfjac

      Are you ready to step in and adopt one of those children?
      You make it sound as if gaming the system is the norm, not the exception. Clearly deluded yourself into believing reagan’s welfare queen lie.

  • john hotsinpiller

    If abortion clinics weren’t made a business,at taxpayers expense, all u baby murders would be in back rooms with coat hangers, and some of u will get the same fate as the child.

    • angel2close

      John you must have the mind of a child. Who are the murderers in your scenario? The man that walked away after intercourse and disregarded his accountability, or the one walking with the women into the abortion clinic. Or perhaps the male Doctor that performs them. Show some dignity, if you even have any. This is not solely a womans responsibility. Does make me wonder what kind of sick freak you are though hoping hangers and alley abortions make a come back.

    • So you want to go back to a world where banning abortion meant women suffered and died?
      High opinion you have for half of the human race, there.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      john will praise jeeeeeeeesus this sunday at a tax free house of VOODOO superstition ( see: Christian church)

    • Nicole

      Please explain how you came to the conclusion that tax money funds abortions. Ever heard of the Hyde Amendment? Your really are ignorant aren’t you, john? Let me get this straight, you have a problem with terminating a pregnancy because you equate it to murdering a “baby” yet you think women dying from unsafe abortions is acceptable.

      • john hotsinpiller

        U now have my view on abortion

      • That may be your “view,” but that doesn’t mean it has any connection to reality.

  • john hotsinpiller

    As I read all your post about the poor life of women with children it makes me wonder , one word could stop all this suffering, one of the 2 of u could say no, I hear all this about women’s choice, use ur choice 2 say no, and close those legs.

    • surfjac

      Try saying NO in the heat of passion with hormones raging…let me know how that works out for you. In fact and better yet, I don’t want to know at all. Don’t hurt your hand.

      • john hotsinpiller

        once again it’s called choice, so use it

      • Women are using their choice, to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
        Whether you like it or not, it is a constitutional right.

      • john hotsinpiller

        FOR NOW

      • GL

        Are you trying to be foreboding? Because that capitalization makes you sound less “foreboding” and more “hysterical”. It sounds less like someone in a sound mental state trying to make a threat and more like someone who’s having a mental breakdown trying to make a threat. “FOR NOW!” “YOU WILL ALL PAY!” “THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE!” It just sounds ridiculous.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        constitutional law johhny boy— constitutional law——————– maybe we can get a tea party regressive white trash crybaby to ask the congress to repeal it???
        ———————————————————————–
        ( the audience is laughing)

      • Ooh, a threat! I’m shaking in my boots!

        Let me tell you something, kiddo. Even if the Supreme Court were to reverse Roe v. Wade, that doesn’t mean abortion would end. Underground abortion networks would spring up overnight. Have you ever heard of Jane, the pre-Roe abortion network? Its members performed thousands of safe early surgical abortions. There’s also the fact that we now have medications that can induce early abortions (RU-486, of course, but the combination of methotrexate and misoprostol works quite well). Drugs you can buy ONLINE and have shipped to your house. Or go over the border to Nogales or Algodones and buy them. I live in Arizona; an underground network could easily contact me and have me go to Algodones, buy X amounts of said drugs, bring them back across the border, and ship them to women who needed abortions.

        One way or another, it would get done, and you can’t do a goddamn thing to stop it. If a woman wants to terminate a pregnancy, she WILL do it. Even if it means jabbing a knitting needle or coat hanger in her uterus and bleeding to death, or dying from massive infections, as happened to so many women before legalized abortion.

        The fact that you apparently think such a thing would be peachy-keen says a lot about you, none of it good.

      • john hotsinpiller

        I vote 4 the knittining needles, followed. by a nasty infection, then death

      • Well, of course you would. You’re a charter member of the He-Man Woman-Haters Club.

        I noticed you didn’t deny what I said, however.

      • john hotsinpiller

        Why deny it, it’s true. I would like 2 see it become as difficult and as expensive as possible. As far as far as Women haters, SPANKY, Who’s the women haters, that can’t afford a condem, or weak minded, just 2 say NO

      • Nicole

        You are one sick individual. I wonder if you are on any watch lists.

      • john hotsinpiller

        my hand is a choice, just like u have, no babies, however if there’s a slut ava, well

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        whats the difference between a slut and a bitch? ” a slut will f*ck everything,,,,,,a BITCH will F*ck everything— except JOHN”

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        I luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv sluts: they always are wet and never say no ( to men they like!!)

  • surfjac

    I figured it out…it’ll all be good if the republican’ts get their “Hurry up and Die” health plan in gear. We’ll all be dead or wish we were and the babies will line up to take our jobs.

  • JeninFortWorth

    “I’m not even going to get into how unplanned pregnancies can dig women
    into a hole of poverty so deep that they spend their entire lives trying
    to dig out of it or how unplanned pregnancies often prevent women from
    getting an education.”

    Then maybe these women need to be more responsible and accountable of their actions. Two things can happen when you decide to have sex – you can get pregnant or not, and if you’re willing to go down that path and take a chance (birth control or not) then you need to be prepared to handle the consequences. It is that simple -for ALL women. If you cannot handle the consequences of a sexual relationship then you don’t need to be engaging in it. Same thing with alcohol, credit card debt, home-ownership, etc.. Why is it so hard to accept responsibility and hold yourself accountable? And digging themselves into a hole of poverty? Really? With all of the freebies they get? Free child care, food stamps, free healthcare, help with housing, discounted (if not free) tuition – just for the stigma of being a single mom. Whatever!

    • JeninFortWorth

      and the personal responsibility should also be the same for the man involved!

      • Nicole

        We are wasting our breath. I just noticed that Jen hails from the Fort Worth.

    • GL

      There’s a response up there to a comment that’s very similar to yours. Nicole responding to Juliet. You should read it.

    • Nicole

      Precisely why safe and legal abortion should be an option. Regardless of how careful women try to be, unplanned pregnancies happen. I know a woman who got pregnant a decade after having her tubes tied. If the idea is immoral to you, don’t have an abortion. I find it immoral to force a woman to carry a pregnancy to term if she doesn’t want to. See, different strokes for different folks. And don’t go the “baby murder” route as an argument because science is on my side.

      Clearly you aren’t well informed on how social welfare programs work. There is a limited amount of money in each coffer and when it is gone, it is gone. Simply being eligible for assistance isn’t a guarantee of getting it. And if by some miracle someone is able to secure funding from every available program, do you think that it is (a) available for long-term use or (b) enough to live on.

      • JeninFortWorth

        WOW! Spoken like a true democrat! LOL. And yes, I am from Fort Worth and proud of it and I never once shouted murder, I believe everything I have said I have said in a respectful tone and politely. Loved the “don’t like abortions, don’t get one.” I guess I could counter with “don’t like babies, don’t get knocked up”. but that’s counterproductive. Why you can’t offer the same politeness and respect without getting personal and name calling just means you’re losing the argument. Ah, well…..time to go. Enjoy your “bubble”.

      • Nicole

        Here’s the difference between you and I. I am not trying to dictate how people live their lives and you are. It doesn’t matter what you think, or what your beliefs system dictates when it comes to determining the direction of SOMEONE ELSE’S life. I don’t presume to know what’s best for others, but you do. That is annoying and I am sick of fighting this battle that is too many decades old. For the record, I have two kids. See, pro-choice isn’t the same as pro-abortion? I also volunteer with children and in economically disadvantaged people. What do you do to combat these societal ills besides pretend to know what’s best for others? Tell me how I got personal? If you don’t like abortions, don’t have one. It’s rather simple; sorry if that assaults your red state sensibilities. Politeness is holding the door for someone, not pretending that their desire to control others isn’t harmful to women, families and society in general.

      • Nicole

        Tell me how this is polite or respectful:
        “Then maybe these women need to be more responsible and accountable of
        their actions. Two things can happen when you decide to have sex – you
        can get pregnant or not, and if you’re willing to go down that path and
        take a chance (birth control or not) then you need to be prepared to
        handle the consequences. It is that simple -for ALL women. If you
        cannot handle the consequences of a sexual relationship then you don’t
        need to be engaging in it.”

        Do you think you can come to a progressive blog and espouse garbage like that and not get served? Then you are clearly in the same lot as john, but you are worse because you are a woman and I expect more from women than what you seem capable of understanding.

        Get off your holier than thou high horse and/or go troll elsewhere.

    • Spencer Carriveau

      Birth control is not 100% effective.

  • john hotsinpiller

    Speaking of choices, you wonder why the divorce rate is so high, how can anyone have respect for SLUTS that spread their legs before marriage. I personally have had SLUTS but my CHOICE is NEVER TO MARRY A SLUT

    • GL

      Well, John, now I’m wondering just how low your self-respect is. I mean, you admit to having slept around, which, by your logic, makes you a SLUT (since you like to capitalize that word). Oh, I forgot, you have a dick. I’m sorry, that makes you a MANSLUT (again, your capitalization).

    • Skyhollower

      John, which woman in your life treated you so badly that you hate women to this degree? You say that you are happily married, but that might be just you. Has anyone asked your wife? By saying that you have had “sluts” but your choice is never to marry a slut, just proves your misogynistic views that all women, except for those that are completely chaste are sluts, and you do nothing put perpetuate your own immoral code by sleeping with them then throwing them away, because they are some how used or dirty at this point. Dude you need some serious help, these kinds of comments are stuff law enforcement looks for when they troll for serial killers. I’ll pray for you.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        johns micropenile stature was ridiculed as a teen; ergo – john is a misogynistic crybaby

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      johns smallish weenie was mocked when he was a teen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, he never recovered; ergo john misogynistic crybaby

    • angel2close

      You are the slut John get it through your head. You were whipping your penis out as though it was a right only granted to men. You are the reason abortion clinics exist, by your own admission. I am pretty confident the women you used for your selfish pleasure, realize how lucky they were not to have had some freak like yourself as their husband. I wonder if the thought occurred to you how many of those SLUTS had to go kill your offspring. Still an idiot.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    Ask a pro-lifer how they feel about contraception availability and education and you’ll quickly realize;

    They’re not “pro-life”, they’re “anti-sex”.

    • Brotinn

      Also only pro-birth.

  • EricPoole

    From the article: “(U)nplanned pregnancies can dig women into a hole of poverty so deep that
    they spend their entire lives trying to dig out of it … unplanned
    pregnancies often prevent women from getting an education.”

    Most of the same people who want to legislate uteruses (but not chemical storage tanks) also don’t want programs to feed the children that they demand be born, or help the mothers get an education.

    The religious pro-life anti-contraception effort is predicated on the notion that these women are SINNERS!!! and allowing them to avoid pregnancy allows them to sin without repercussions, which is a serious offense against GOD’S PLAN!!!!

    Of course they have no answer for the fact that the repercussions affect women far more than they do men.