New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg said the Republican “men’s club” in the Senate wants women “barefoot and pregnant,” speaking out against a GOP effort to give employers the option not to offer contraception coverage in health insurance plans.
“It’s time to tell the Republicans to mind their own business,” Lautenberg said on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
“Our side believes that women should be able to choose the paths in life that’s best for them and that’s why President Obama wants to make birth control more affordable. Contraception is basic health care, and it’s essential for individuals to choose when they want to have a career and when they want to start a family.” [Source]
He has totally misunderstood Catholics. Actually we want our wives pregnant and our nuns barefoot (discalced). Well kind of.
I must admire the infinite capacity of Democratic politicians for irony. Republicans must mind their own business while the government tells them the business they must mind. It is the government which must mind it’s own business which should be very limited and certainly not extending into the sphere of conscience.
He goes on to talk about women being allowed to choose the path in life best for them. Well how about women employers who don’t want to contribute to health care insurance that funds contraception, abortion inducing chemicals, and sterilization. Well not them of course. They mean the women that make the choice they approve of. The Senator also distills the spirit of the contraceptive mindset quite nicely. Really what they want to do is treat fertility like an on/off switch and if they could they would install one on women.