Here’s some Grade-A mansplaining from Alaska State Senator Pete Kelly, who thinks the way to battle Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is to distribute pregnancy tests in bars:
When Hopkins asked the senator if he would support free birth control in bars he answered “no.” Because the thinking is a little opposite. This assumes that if you know (you are pregnant) you’ll act responsibly. Birth control is for people who don’t necessarily want to act responsibly.
“I’m not going to tell them what to do. Or help them do it. That’s their business. But if we have a pregnancy because someone just doesn’t know, that’s probably a way we can help.”
Yes. The senator thinks women who use birth control are doing so to be irresponsible. How is that even possible? Controlling your fertility is the most fiscally and morally responsible thing you can do as a woman.
Kelly doubled down defining publicly funded birth control as “a level of social engineering that we don’t want to get into.”
Do you think Scalia will sound better or worse than Kelly in today’s Hobby Lobby arguments?