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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