That’s the thing that always gets me about this stuff. These guys don’t even know how women’s bodies work; they don’t know anything about types of birth control, or what equipment is used when or for what, but, by god, they’re going to legislate about it. And they have no shame about it. They’re not even embarrassed when they don’t know something. I mean, somehow, in this whole exchange, it’s Richardson who’s out of order. And why?
I guess because she had the temerity to point out that Representative Hill had no idea what the fuck he was talking about?
I’ll be honest. I don’t know if Richardson has a point or not. Most forms of birth control she’s talking about prevent an egg from being fertilized and only have a very slight chance of maybe causing a fertilized egg not to implant. Pregnancy is, by definition, when a fertilized egg implants in a uterus (which, these folks tend to forget, is a woman’s body part).
I was about to correct Richardson, but then I realized, she’s a colleague of these hubristic idiots. They may indeed believe that, when the sperm meets the egg, a child is magically produced, regardless of whether that fertilized egg implants and a pregnancy occurs. They may, indeed, be convinced that all birth control is abortion. It’s not hard to imagine them trying to outlaw birth control next.
I mean, when you see them calling Richardson out of order for revealing that Hill has no idea what he’s talking about, you start to believe that this is about making sure the women stay properly under the control of men, whether or not those men know what they’re talking about.
Over at Your Liberal Friends, they have a list of Democratic jackasses. Sooner or later, someone’s going to have to do a little blogger outreach to Ty Cobb. We can’t have a young guy who doesn’t think this shit through, because we don’t want to be stuck with him being a bozo for the next 20 years, you know?