Comment of the Day: What say you, Bachmann?

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Who needs these when you can just stay chaste, right Michele?
Today's Comment of the Day goes to Kimi4188632, who did a succinct job linking increased access to contraception and declining abortion rates in much the same way NARAL Executive Director Linnea House did in our story about Minnesota's historically low number of abortions in 2013.

Here's what Kimi said:

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What say you, Michele Bachmann? Come to think of it, she'd probably offer up something similar to what Jeff said in response to Kimi:

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Valerie Voeks
Valerie Voeks

To this day I'll never understand why birth control is an "issue".

Jacqueline Johnson
Jacqueline Johnson

Also what's more expensive more welfare babies and abortions or paying for birth control ? Pretty easy answer

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

How much trouble the fundamentalists get into when they misconstrue nature as "personal responsibility". 


Not allowing yourself that second piece of cake is "personal responsibility" - trying to trick every cell in your body into thinking you have few other needs above that to reproduce is called "a fool's errand".

Jeff55414
Jeff55414

Very cute. So in other words, we need more access to contraception because personal responsibility is absolutely out of the question. This is what's wrong with society today.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Can you imagine what an angry dorky loser Jeff is in real life?    It's amazing what creepy weirdos Republicans are.   Losers like Jeff hate and fear sex so badly they try to force everyone else to be like them.

Jeff55414
Jeff55414

@DavidFoureyes So you are saying that because humans are incapable of restraining their sexual desires, that the government should mandate that birth control be provided under heath insurance? OIC. If that's the case, then heath care should also provide PreP so that people can have unlimited unprotected sex. Again, shaking my motherfucking head. 

barbertj23
barbertj23 topcommenter

@Jeff55414

I think he's on to something.

If you are against women's reproductive rights: You aren't allowed to have sex

This is oddly something I can get behind

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

@Jeff55414 Yeah let's battle nature and stop having sex! It's not like there's a chemical in our bodies that makes us want to have sex or anything.

misterrosewater
misterrosewater

@Jeff55414 Seems to me like accessing contraception in order to prevent an unwanted pregnancy is being pretty darn personally responsible.  

Jeff55414
Jeff55414

In other words, we need a government that coddles those who make bad decisions in life. S M motherfucking H.

Jeff55414
Jeff55414

@MicheleBachmann Having sex carries a responsibility. Let me guess. You have 8 different kids from 8 different men and are on the government dole. Figures.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Jeff55414 What about all those innocent virgins who get knocked up by God?   Then I'm expected to take care of it?   There is no room at the Inn Mary.   You think I want to sleep in the barn?   Christ, it never stops with you Mary.  You have the worst alibi I've ever heard yet when I question it locusts start attacking the house.  This sucks.  

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

@Jeff55414 @DavidFoureyes Certainly not. The government, in it's shortsighted effort to reduce the retarded costs of healthcare - should mandate that such means of preventative care be made available to people in an effort to improve our lives. There is no mandate that it be provided...only that it be available for reimbursement.


Fat people get heart attacks and cost businesses tons of money, by your logic - due to a failure to control themselves...how about we make it so that closely-held businesses don't have to offer subsidized Lipitor? 


Is this just cuz you don't think people should have sex? Because that would be fun to watch you arg...oh.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

@Jeff55414 @DavidFoureyes Jeff you like to construe facts to fit your opinion.  Read David's post then read your rebuttal again.  That is not at all what David was saying.  You're so set in your opinion being fact and so sure that everyone is against you that you assume the other side of the argument wants the government to intervene.


What we are saying is that abstaining from sex is against the main purpose for us existing. This is not a personal responsibility or government issue.

Protected sex is the answer, Birth Control is the answer.  Unprotected sex is not.  Shake your head as much as you want but you have no answer, just complaints and head movements.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@ChazDanger   A chemical in our bodies that makes us want to have sex you say?    I assume you are referring to Jagermeister?  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Jeff55414 Actually I only have 5 kids with 6 different Dads.  That's right!  Two gays paid me to have a kid.  What are you?  Anti-child?

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

@Jeff55414 @MicheleBachmann Oh my god I bet Jeff doesn't even get the irony of this statement considering the actual Michele Bachmann (being a foster parent) has been responsible for, like, 23 kids from 23 different fathers.


Jeff - Your fundamentalist hero has 24 baby-daddy's!? Is your mind like, totally fucking blown right now!?

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

(I should probably also mention that the Bachmann's received money from the governement "dole" in exchange for the care of the foster children by having their home listed as a treatment center.)

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