Dispatches From The War On Women: Would The GOP Go Crazy Over Male Birth Control?

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Republicans increasingly attacked women’s access to contraception, whether directly in attempts to pass personhood measures, or indirectly by challenging health insurance coverage of prescription birth control. Can you imagine the same vitriol behind the attacks if there was a reversible birth control method for men?

According to the CDC
, more women are putting off pregnancy until after the age of 30. There are a lot of factors to explain the trend, but another interesting question to consider is the way our world will change thanks to a coming generation of children birthed and raised by older, more educated and not-always-married mothers.

Despite the fact that it’s considered a human rights abuse, we still shackle women prisoners during labor in this country.

Occasionally Disney will break away from the traditional princess mold–before there was Brave there was Mulan. Wouldn’t it be great if these characters were the norm?

Sexual assault and abuse have unfortunately become synonymous with the military and the most recent sex abuse scandal coming out of the Air Force is doing nothing to shake that association.

They must see something they like in the recent Obamacare decision because Republicans are petitioning for Supreme Court review of the DOMA cases.

In the battle over the state’s only abortion clinic, providers in Mississippi get a reprieve as a judge temporarily blocks new regulations from taking effect July 1.

In Mitt Romney’s world your kids won’t get the education they deserve, they’ll get the education they can afford.

Should we start handing out prescriptions for fruits and vegetables?

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Patricia M.
Patricia M5 years ago


1) Women do not invite sex that leads to rape; the male is sick!!!

2)Do not block male contraception!

3)After maximum 4 children a man should be enforced to have a vasectomy.

4) Remove and ban on women using birth control pills or any form of contraceptives. Years ago birth control pill hormones were used to avert miscarriages.

5) Miscarriages are not the fault or wish of a woman; they are a natural occurance that says the body cannot carry to term and God's wish. Not yours for you heathens are not Gods!

6) Women and men are equal; females earned that right long before it became equal. Your own mothers were women; I cannot forgive them if they condone what you are doing to women.

7) Women are entitled to vote; they earned it long before you were born. Keep your noses out of history and trying to change it!!!

Patricia M.
Patricia M5 years ago

Lika S. just noticed your comment. In my day I was married more than once: Wife-beater 1st time & divorced, great guy 2nd time but lost to death, and had a significant other for about 12 years until he passed away. So wish we had birth control for men or something to curb their libido, not that I ever hated sex, but 12 pregnancies are enough for any one women, and very sad when most of the pregnancies ended in natural abortion. I had 4 live healthy births & wonderful babies, thank goodness.

However it will take a courteous loving man to take any male BC, I so hope they will not balk. If such a sontrol was around in my child-bearing days it would have saved my body far too much stress and much grief when I lost a child.

I do not see a law being enforced for men to take contraceptives. But we can hope, can't we?

Patricia M.
Patricia M5 years ago

And when & if that happens then America must stand together to rid us of every person in Congress who argues against this form of birth control. As far as the Church, any Church, when children stop be used by these two-faced heathens we may choose to hear them again, but I doubt it. Long ago in th Middle Ages State was run by Church, was wrong then & most certainly now.. No room in an American Political Administration for Pulpit screeching demons.

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


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Lika S.
Lika P5 years ago

What gets me is that these politicians who are most vocal against women's contraceptives and abortion issues are men. Maybe we should make it so that these men HAVE to take contraceptives because we don't want them to breed.

And look, I'm not anti-men, I love you guys. But please, when I'm advocating for YOUR safety against abuse, don't impede on my rights to be safe!

Pat B.
Pat B5 years ago

You are so right, Tony. Women need to realize their lives and the lives of their daughters are hanging on a short thread right now. If people, male or female, who think this attack on women's rights is wrong, then they have to get out and vote.

The fact is, female voters outnumber male voters. So if we give away our rights by voting in a party that has zero respect for us -- and a lot of other people -- then we will only have the government we deserve. The power is in our hands. Use it or lose it.

Tony C.
Tony C5 years ago

If more women don't realize that THEIR rights are swiftly being taken away by the narrow minded politicians, and if they don't act by voting them out of office, there will come a day when women will ask themselves, what happened to my rights?? By that time it will be too late. The future of women who have to put up with all this injustice of being attacked on contraception, abortion, and closing the Planned Parenthood offices which have helped with cancer screenings, pregnancies and many others is leading them down the path to second class citizenship. Sex Education should be MANDATORY. Women have so much power but they don't realize it, and if they do they don't use it. If women went on strike in the kitchen and the bedroom, I believe things would change quickly and for the better. Look at the voting records of all the politicians and use the Power of YOUR VOTE to keep the politicians that are fighting for your equal rights in and remove any politician of any party that tries to take away your rights. Use Google and utube to find answers for your questions. I Googled if Romney was ever for abortions and found out in 2002 he was definitely PRO CHOICE . Don’t believe me? See for yourself

Richard C.
Richard C.5 years ago

This whole problem could be solved in one swipe to make both sides happy.

Fight all drug addiction in favor of higher thought. The drive for education is a form of birth control. This education can include art and religion too. I have already convinced Mrs Clinton that educating girls in 3rd world nations would reduce births from 15 per female to about 2 per female.

Priests in the Catholic Church are supposed to be so interested in mental growth that they forget about sex. Then I see some priest smoking a cigarette and I know he can't easily be celibate.

Richard C.
Richard C.5 years ago

The GOP (or at least the Catholic Church) is opposed to all birth control.

And yes condoms are a no-no too.