Top Five Most Outrageous GOP Comments

26 Feb

An email I recently received from Planned Parenthood.  Oh, what fun!

Dear Friend,

I know you’ve been paying attention over the past few weeks, so you’ve seen what I’ve seen: anti-birth control politicians and pundits have gone completely over the edge.

Anti-birth control lawmakers believe that employers should be allowed to decide which basic health care services are appropriate for the women who work for them. They’ve tried to block women’s access to contraception and silence women who disagree.

It’s gotten hard to keep track of all the extreme, offensive, out-of-touch statements from birth control opponents — so we’ve selected the top five most outrageous comments we’ve heard in the past two weeks. We want you to help us pick the worst of the worst — click here to vote.

Opponents of birth control need to know that women are watching — and we’re not going to let them get away with attacking our access to basic health care.

Whether it’s Rep. Darrell Issa saying that women who rely on birth control are “not qualified” to speak about the issue or Santorum funder Foster Friess longing for a time when women put aspirin between their knees to avoid pregnancy, we’ve heard some truly shocking attacks on birth control. Click here to see the five most outrageous moments.

Despite overwhelming public support for birth control, anti-contraception lawmakers aren’t backing down. I’m counting on you to keep watching, keep taking action, and keep speaking out. It’s the only way we’ll be able to stop this coordinated effort to deny women access to basic health care.

Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support of Planned Parenthood and the women, men, and teens who rely on us to protect their access to affordable health care.

Sincerely,
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Action Fund

“No one could blame American women here if they all suddenly decided to leave the country saying, ‘That’s it, we’re fucking out of here, this is complete bullshit.’ There has been a debate on contraception in the last week so ludicrous that part of me was wondering if it was in fact a performance art piece, to make us all question how terrible it would be to live in a country where something like this could actually happen.”

– John Oliver on American contraception debates, The Bugle 183 (via sixpencesoulcake)

2 Responses to “Top Five Most Outrageous GOP Comments”

  1. Gosto Tothiwim February 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Great post. Please see http://gosto.org/#Abortion

  2. Laura Oliver February 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I am embarrassed to be an American.

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