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Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life leads anti-abortion demonstrators as they cheer after the ruling for Hobby Lobby was announced outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW RELIGION POLITICS HEALTH) - RTR3WGAZ
I'm sure they're all either virgins or mothers.

There's a predictable but bizarre reaction from Republicans with penises (and a few without) to the backlash against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision: only sluts and whores use birth control. The obvious conclusion is that these guys aren't getting much in the way of action if they don't think women should get to have sex for fun. Or they're only getting it when they pay for it.

TPM has the male pundit reaction.

"Pregnancy is something that you have to do to cause. ... Yet we treat it as a great imposition that women need to be protected from. It's a sickness, it's a disease, it's whatever, and there's gotta be a pill for it," [Rush Limbaugh] said on his show. "Yet they wouldn't have the problem if they didn't do a certain thing. It's that simple." […]

Sean Hannity wondered about the liberal "obsession with birth control" on his radio show Monday, and basically told women to just go get condoms.

"I was in the drugstore the other day, and guess what? There’s a whole section of birth control. Go buy it!" he said. "You can get a condom in a New York bar for free. As a matter of fact, you can take a handful."

Then there are the tweets.
My religion trumps your "right" to employer subsidized consequence free sex.
Somebody get eyeballs on Sandra Fluke.  She may do something dumb. After all now she has to pay for her own birth control.
Jill Filipovic highlights the reaction of the conservative general public. The conservative general public sucks.
@PatDollard Irin Carmon, your an assault on our intelligence. #CloseYourLegs
I'm not sure #HobbyLobby want's your dirty whore money anyway. Go ahead and #BoycottHobbyLobby! The most reasonable thing I heard all day.
That last one is particularly good, with that avatar. No, no whoredom there. But I'm sure @AllAmericanGirl (along with all her Republican friends who are so thrilled with this ruling) has only ever had procreative sex. How that explains Limbaugh, with his gazillion marriages, unfortunately public Viagra problem, and no children (thank whatever deity you like for the fact that he hasn't bred!) isn't clear. But don't spend too much time thinking that one out, because that's just not a place anyone should have to go.

Anyway, it might be about time for America's Lysistrata moment. If it ended the Peloponnesian War maybe it can end the War on Women.


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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 08:58 AM PDT.

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