Republicans Going Crazy Over The Pill

Morning Mix: Republicans Go Crazy Over The Pill


February 8, 2012


Culture warrior and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is having a good moment. Tuesday’s caucus sweep settles the question of which candidate social conservatives support AND the entire Republican party has whipped itself into a frenzy over birth control pills. Seriously.

I understand the Bishops don’t like contraception, and I understand practicing Catholics do, but I think there’s a solution here: universal single payer. Just a thought.

You know who is not having a good moment? Newt Gingrich. This is likely the most coverage he’s gotten since Tuesday night.

How hostile is the cultural climate toward women? So hostile a group of sitting U.S. Senators launched a Women’s Rights Commission to push back against this re-incarnation of Hawthornian Puritanism. If you haven’t done so, take some time and read The Scarlet Letter. It’s astonishingly on-point.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.