BillO does it live. Eww.
Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly had something to say recently about the
by the Institute of Medicine that contraception should be included in health plans without co-pays. Unlike many women who rely for their health and well-being on contraceptives whose costs have been escalating in recent years, Bill O'Reilly is not happy. He claims it won't work. Why? Because BillO thinks that women who get pregnant are just a bunch of drunk sluts
who wouldn't have been taking it anyway:
Commenting on the Institute of Medicine's recommendation that contraception should be considered a preventative service and co-pays for contraception should be eliminated, Bill O'Reilly claimed: "Many women who get pregnant are blasted out of their minds when they have sex. They're not going to use birth control anyway."
Now, O'Reilly's "slut-shaming" approach to opposing funding for contraception is outrageously misogynist and offensive. That speaks for itself. But O'Reilly's statement is just factually nonsensical: most contraceptives—whether of the daily oral variety, injections or physical barriers such as intrauterine devices—are not taken at the time that intercourse takes place. They're either already in force at the time of intercourse or taken as part of a daily regimen, like so many other preventative prescriptions.
The fact that O'Reilly does not seem to understand this is simply bizarre. It's one thing to be a raging misogynist; that's bad enough. It's even worse to place blame and pontificate on a subject about which one has absolutely no knowledge whatsoever. On a side note, we have no indication of whether the men who impregnate the women O'Reilly referred to are equally "blasted out of their minds" and whether, in that case, they would bear equal responsibility for the ensuing pregnancy. Boys will be boys, right Billo?
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