Surprising no one, conservative blowhard Rush Limbaugh is weighing in on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case over the coverage of contraception, and he’s getting it wrong.
A listener pointing out that the Affordable Care Act does not mandate dental or vision insurance caused Limbaugh go on a rant, asking “which is worse: to go blind from lack of regular eye exams or to get pregnant?”
“And again pregnancy was something you have to do to cause,” said Limbaugh. “It doesn’t just happen to you while you’re walking down the street except in the case of sexual abuse. They wouldn’t have the problem if they didn’t do the certain thing.”
Again, Limbaugh, and apparently the entire GOP, seem to have forgotten that birth control pills have medical benefits outside of contraception. In fact, a study showed that 14 percent of American women use the pill solely for non-contraceptive reasons, and 58 percent “rely on [birth control pills] for purposes other than preventing pregnancy.”
Listen to Limbaugh’s comments below.