Or at least that is what Republicans seem to think.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa):
They’ve called it preventative medicine. Preventative medicine. Well if you applied that preventative medicine universally what you end up with is you’ve prevented a generation. Preventing babies from being born is not medicine. That’s not— that’s not constructive to our culture and our civilization. If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we’re a dying civilization.
And is this dying civilization everyone will have nice hands and feet, because, according to Family PAC Federal Vice President Sandy Rios on Fox:
Is the White House out of their mind? Does the West Wing not know what the left wing is doing? We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?
I hope so, because I can’t afford them now.
And lastly, Bill O’Reilly makes sense of all of this for us:
Now the federal government is ordering the health insurance companies to pay for all breast feeding stuff, all female birth control stuff, all preventative measures for doctors for ladies that go in. What do you think that’s gonna do? That’s going to inhibit hiring even more!
So, what I have learned today: 1. Birth control is directly linked to the extinction of humanity. 2. Soon Health and Human Services will mandate that insurance companies cover mani/pedi’s to prevent……fungus.
3. Breast pumps suck jobs right out of the economy (like what I did there?).
For fuck sake. I can’t believe people vote for/employee and/or listen to these people.