Sandy Rios on Birth Control

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– Sandy Rios

Three weeks ago, federal guidelines approved insurance companies to cover birth control with no co-pay costs. Predictably, conservative Christians have been up in arms over this issue (excuse the pun).

Sandy Rios compares birth control, and counseling for abuse to manicures and pedicures in this clip: “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?” She has serious problems with women having greater access to birth control, because according to her, they have more of an incentive then to become more sex-crazed. Indeed, she looks at babies as a deterrence to women becoming this way: “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”. Of course Viagra being provided to men under Medicare is of no problem to her. Men are obviously much more in control of their sexual desires.

Similarly, Steve King (US rep. for Iowa’s 5th congressional district) argues that  providing free birth control could end the human race. No, I’m not making this up: “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”.

Sandy Rios is a FOX News Contributor, a conservative columnist, radio talk show host, and the Vice President of Family-Pac Federal (on the front lines of the “battles” for tradition values and limited government aka making sure the status quo in this country stays intact). She has (of course) been awarded the 2005 Henry Hyde Leadership Award, Pro-Life Action League’s “Protector Award”, Eagle Forum‘s Excellence Award, and Family PAC’s 1999 “Conservative of the Year”, for all her efforts to keep women down to ensure that the majority can never stand up to the tiny number of individuals that hold all the power and money.

Great take  by Steven Colbert on this issue:

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2 responses »

  1. Great post. It makes perfect sense to curb population growth in the most humane manner: supplying free or very affordable contraception. Women should not be condemned to their bodies; just because they can have babies, does not mean they ought to. It ought to be a choice; it baffles me that the choice to control your fertility until the time is right (or the choice to remain child-free) should be so controversial to conservatives. After all, they can have all the children they desire themselves, but not with my uterus ! 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment! You are absolutely right. It is so stupid that conservatives claim that they should have freedom of speech to diss any person for racist reasons, but that women should not have a right over their own bodies.

      Also why are they so concerned about birth control pills? It’s not like an abortion (which I am not against either). Also what help do these people who are so concerned about unborn fetuses provide after they are born? Are they pro-life or pro-fetus?

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