• GOP Really Going All-In with This Anti-Birth Control Thing

    I'm not sure what was in that third drink I poured down my throat last night, but whatever it was, it must have been pretty potent, because when I woke up this morning, it was fifty years ago.

    Or, at least, that's what I'm assuming. Otherwise, I don't really think I can make any sense of the news that Senate Republicans are now running in opposition to birth control in general

    Not satisfied with President Obama's new religious accommodation, Republicans will move forward with legislation by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) that permits any employer to deny birth control coverage in their health insurance plans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday.

    "If we end up having to try to overcome the President's opposition by legislation, of course I'd be happy to support it, and intend to support it," McConnell said. "We'll be voting on that in the Senate and you can anticipate that that would happen as soon as possible."…

    A debate over access to contraception could be politically problematic for Republicans as polls show Americans overwhelmingly support the use of birth control and want insurance plans to cover the service for free. Tellingly, McConnell was eager to keep the focus on religious freedom as opposed to contraception itself.

    Really? Like, for real, really? This is the issue that the GOP is choosing to march into election season with? Moral outrage at government-subsidized pre-marital sex?

    I feel like maybe I need to go back to bed and sleep off this ridiculous proposed legislation. But I'm afraid that I'll do it wrong and wake up to a Constitutional ban on late-night hook-ups.

    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Contraception, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Roy Blunt, Senate, Sex


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