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ObamaCare’s Real “War on Women”

OMG, he’s hot! Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers…

Question, the above is from: a) a TMZ chat forum hosted by Sandra Fluke? ; b) the off-mike comments of Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards? ; or c) the ad copy of a taxpayer-funded promotion of ObamaCare, the legislative equivalent of stage IV gonorrhea?

If you answered “c,” congratulations—this is where we’re at as a nation.  The copy accompanies a picture showing a 20-something girl flashing birth control next to a hipster she plans to lay – because he’s “hot” – and of course she “thanks ObamaCare.”

ObamaCare, indeed!  How, without it, would 20 year-old girls manage to get laid by perfect strangers without procreation killing the ambiance?  When Nancy Pelosi said “we need to pass the bill to find out what is in it,” who knew that on page 2348, it had special provisions for one-night stands which, three years later, would be promoted to our daughters?

I know– it can’t be real?  It’s parody, right?  No one, not even the party of Bill “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” Clinton, would be so crass as to put out an ad about putting out.

I wish I could help, but it’s as real as syphilis—a taxpayer-funded promotion encouraging young people to engage in degrading sexual behavior with demonstrable social consequences.  The government under Barack Obama has hit a new low, a Hollywood Nadir, by espousing debauchery in ways that don’t conjure images of Mother Theresa.

But it shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Is the following not the “progressive” message to women?

1) You are “sexually liberated” and have the “right” to be as slutty as you please, sleep with multiple partners whenever you desire, and to have taxpayers subsidize your behavior through “free” birth control, contraception, and abortion on demand.

2) Democrat politicians are allowed to grope, abuse, harass, and occasionally rape you, and you’re not to speak out, because a) these men support your “right” to be sluts, and b) it’s a small price to pay for the benefits procured.

3) You are “beyond” the stale tradition of “family,” beyond the tired “homemaker” caricature, and, as such, should focus on defining yourself as breadwinner (or, alternatively, welfare dependent) while doing everything possible to erase gender differences.

Don’t be shocked.  This is the party that booed God at their 2012 convention; that gave us baby-daddy John “I’ll take a paternity test” Edwards; and that repackaged abortion as “reproductive freedom.”

Yes, “freedom”—now defined by contraceptive subsidies forced on taxpayers via mandates on private firms.

But don’t worry, there’s an asterisk.  In the promo, in fine-print: the pill doesn’t protect you against STDs.

Nor, arguably, against self-delusion, serfdom, or stupidity.


~Greg Halvorson

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