Sunday, March 4, 2012

Laura Bassett Explains Women's Birth Control To Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" for wanting to testify before a House hearing to advocate access to birth control as part of women's health coverage; she was not allowed to appear (only men testified). Limbaugh apparently believes that the more sex women have, the more birth control they need. Speaking to Keith Olbermann, Laura Bassett, political reporter for the Huffington Post, explained the facts of life about women and birth control that Limbaugh is missing (and is still missing, as evidenced by his so-called "apology" to Fluke). Bassett also pointed out the hypocrisy of covering erectile dysfunction drugs without controversy. Did Limbaugh listen and learn? Watch:



Bassett: "For him to say 'She's having so much sex that she can't afford birth control'–I mean, whether you have sex once or whether you have it a hundred times, you need the same amount of birth control. And birth control is prescribed for a number of health reasons that go beyond simply wanting to space out your children or family planning or anything like that. And I also think that there's an element of hypocrisy involved because erectile dysfunction drugs are covered under a lot of these plans."

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