Republicans Going Crazy Over The Pill

Morning Mix: Republicans Go Crazy Over The Pill

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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.
About 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.