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Texas Rep: Of Course There’s a War On Birth Control!

Texas Rep: Of Course There’s a War On Birth Control!

 

Under the guise of  “fungible funding,” anti-choice legislators across the country have made it their mission to shut off funding to Planned Parenthood, an effort that will force many low income women to lose access to affordable birth control.  Anti-choice activists have rallied their followers to contact the government and news outlets in an attempt to fight a move to allow people with health insurance to get birth control without paying out of pocket co-pays that for some can be too burdensome.  And one group is traveling the country, going from state to state, trying to seed constitutional amendments that would call a fertilized egg a “person,” which could outlaw a variety of birth control options like IUDs, while at the same time claiming the birth control pill is an “abortifacient,” showing their real purpose is to outlaw contraceptives all together.

It’s surprising it took this long for one of them to admit the obvious — the GOP is engaging in a war on birth control.

Texas State Representative Wayne Christian, when asked how the anti-abortion movement has spread to including birth control, too, answered that family planning means having children, nothing else, so all impediments to getting pregnant must go.  “Well of course this is a war on birth control and abortions and everything — that’s what family planning is supposed to be about,” Christian said.

At the very least, it’s a much more open, honest answer than the previous anti-choice meme that they can’t advocate on behalf of birth control because that would be “carrying water” for “the other side.”

 

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2:20PM PST on Dec 24, 2012

It seems the pro choice crowd cares fervently until birth and then want to cut and/or eliminate funds to insure and educate these poor kids and the young, unwed, ill educated mom's. They then consider them the Obama "47% 'ers."

8:01PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Thank you for article.

1:18PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

What the hell is wrong with these people? They're regressing our country back into the Dark Ages.

5:22AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

If we deny women birth control, we deny ourselves a healthy society.

7:32PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

I have a thought, to see how "pro-life" some of these people are. Ban all Abortions and limit access to birth control. But, then guarantee EVERY child born access to food, clothing, housing, medical care and education till age 21. At taxpayers expense. These people want more children born, they can put their money where their mouths are. Also, if I'm Pro-Freedom on abortion, but I'm Anti-War, Anti-Death Penalty, and Pro-Universal Healthcare, can I say I'm "pro-life?" Just wonderin'.

9:54PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

What century are we living in again? Oh that's right, it's the Dark Ages....

4:23PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

this article makes me so mad. i can't believe how stupid people are!

1:09AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

Good thing I've got that pennyroyal growing out back...

6:36AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

There is only one problem with the argument that you are making Glenna. If an insurance company along with the insured is paying for the Viagra then it is not tax payer funded correct? So where are you going with that?

I actually don't agree with those medications being funded with tax payer dollars either. It's not my responsibility to make sure Jo Schmo can get it up.

4:51AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

Just 1 question Shannon G... Why is it OK that insurance pays for Viagra, Cialis, Levitra & all those ED drugs; but women should have to pay for birth control? You don't care if your tax dollars go to fund men being able to "get it up"; but it is not OK to pay for birth control so there is no pregnancy resulting from it??? Sorry, just can't seem to wrap my mind around that.

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