Hobby Lobby Statements About Birth Control

Birth Control Makes You Less of a Person

“Thus, it has come to pass that the widespread use of contraceptives has indeed harmed women physically, emotionally, morally, and spiritually—and has, in many respects, reduced her to the mere instrument for the satisfaction of [man’s] own desires.” —The American Freedom Law Center

Sex Is as Unessential as Bowling or Stamp Collecting

“Second, contraceptives may be considered no true necessity under certain circumstances, since sexual relations are basically a voluntary activity. If sexual relations were a true human need like breathing or food, then Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and many of the popes, would have all dropped dead within a few weeks (or days) of becoming celibate. But they didn’t, since sex is only a human want (like bowling or stamp collecting), not an actual need.” —David Boyle, a California attorney who submitted a brief on his own behalf

via Hobby Lobby Statements About Birth Control in Briefs to the Supreme Court:inspired:glamour.com:inspired:glamour.com.

And now you know why the religious busybodies want to take control over others.

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GOP Platform Chair: Rape (a.k.a a “method of conception”) A ‘Detail’ In The Abortion Debate

McDonnell: We’re affirming that we’re a pro-life party.The details certainly are left to Congress and, ultimately, to the states and the people on how they ratify such an amendment. More importantly, what they do at the state level.

Stephanapoulous: So is the party for a rape exception or not?

McDonnell: The party didn’t make any judgment on that. It’s a general proposition to say we support human life. The rest of the details are up to the states and the people respectively, George. That’s simply not covered.

via GOP Platform Chair: Rape A ‘Detail’ In The Abortion Debate | ThinkProgress.

On top of that we also get this wonderful euphemism for rape from none other than Paul Ryan.

Here’s the problem…Republicans want to somehow claim that giving into religious extremists on birth control, outlawing all abortion (even in the case of “illegitimate methods of conception”), and bashing Obama’s achievements in gender equality is somehow *in support* of women, and it’s really the Democrats who are waging a “war on women”.

(As a quick aside, I find it hilarious that the champions of the annual TV-event, the “War on Christmas”, take such umbrage about the usage of the term “War on Women” to describe the methodical nature of Republican’s attempts to limit the rights and freedoms of women.  It’d be more funny if it wasn’t so blatantly hypocritical…but I guess that’s why it *is* funny…so I’m left in something of a pickle in my not-so-quick aside.)

So, yea…there you have it.  Sure, publicly Republicans denounce Todd Akin as an outlier…but the reality of the party’s platform is that it is 100% aligned with the heart of Akin’s comments; “Rape ain’t no excuse, no abortions for anyone…life for all.”

Yes, folks, for a little while in Florida this week, as bizarro universe melds with ours as religious leaders keeping secular employees from getting birth control is called “religious freedom” (as is banning the building of non-Christian places of worship), and “small government” is all about controlling what the majority of the population can and can’t do with their reproductive organs.

GOP 2012…in a nutshell…

…and should probably be in a nuthouse…but they cut funding for those too, if you haven’t been able to tell by the number of mass shootings lately.

 States have cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets for mental health services since FY2009, a period during which demand for such services increased significantly. These cuts translate into loss of vital services such as housing, Assertive Community Treatment, access to psychiatric medications and crisis services.

Modest increases in state general fund mental health spending fail to compensate for the loss in federal Medicaid revenues that hit states due to reductions in federal Medicaid rates implemented at the end of June 2011. Moreover, to make up for these lost federal Medicaid revenues, states such as Arizona and Ohio have shifted state general fund mental health dollars to Medicaid recipients, leaving many non-Medicaid recipients with serious mental illness without services.

Governor Palin, and her daughter, Oppose The Use of Birth Control

So I’m doing more Palin research, which I think is the new national hobby, and I ran across this gem.

In fact, as Palin’s cultural views become better known — she oppose abortion in all cases and opposes the use of birth control pills and condoms even among married couples — she will undoubtedly scare the hell out of the soccer moms and 98% of Hillary voters. In fact, many of these women may feel insulted by this choice in that McCain and the GOP think they are stupid and would bypass their own interest (reproductive and economic) to vote for the ticket due to gender and anger that Hillary was not the nominee.

In my estimation as a pollster and analyst, while historic for the GOP in selecting their first woman on a national ticket, this choice may be the worst selection by a major party nominee for President in modern times.

[from here]

That was posted on Saturday.  So it turns out that Palin doesn’t think people should use birth control.  Fine, it’s her vagina.  She can turn it into a clown car if she wants.

One of the benefits of being against any form of birth control and encouraging your family to do likewise, is that you get to be a grandmother at forty-four.

ST. PAUL – The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin’s five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.

[full story]

Of course she did.  Just as she made the decision to have unprotected sex on her own.

Like she was taught, at home.

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I just have to say…we’re so far into joke territory here I think this whole election is pretty much over.  The Republicans simply aren’t going to be able to overtake all the facts, not rumors, that surround Palin and make her a very strange choice for VP.  The rumor before this came out was that she covered for her pregnant daughter. The fact was that both her, and her daughter were pregnant at the same time.  The likelihood is that they wanted to hide this until after the election.

When you are just being introduced to someone, and you are introduced at the same time to their 17-year-old pregnant daughter, there are some natural question and assumptions that follow.  I’m not talking about those, they are going to happen.  I’m talking about the difficulty of trying to explain them away, which the GOP is going to have to try and do between the cacophony of the press, Gustav wiping away their convention, and the constant flapping on the internet (hi!).

I don’t think it is possible, but it’s going to be fun to watch.

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UPDATE: I wasn’t going to mention this, but after Palin made such a deal of her family at the RNC, it should be mention this whole “shotgun weddin'” thing is a family tradition.

You need to use the pregnancy calculator http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/923526833.html

Go down to the estimated due date and put in April 20, 2009. It will then tell you that as of today’s date, September 2, you are 7 weeks one day pregnant. This means she was approximately SIX weeks (plus a day or more) pregnant when they eloped, not one month. if Track was born on his due date. BTW, first time mothers are more likely to go past their due dates rather than the other way around if the mother is healthy.

This is about right, a woman misses her period then at six weeks in 1988 was the earliest possible time to be tested for pregnancy . They eloped, that is NOT the issue.

What is important is that this woman thinks that marriage even for her own seventeen year old daughter impregnated by a self-described f–g redneck now eighteen year old is the best option in these cases. Furthermore she is for abstinence (obviously didn’t work in either one of these cases-like mother like daughter), no sex education, over-turning Roe V. Wade.

[full article with dates and stuff]