If wingnuts have any ability to think critically at all, they tend to toss it aside the moment the subject of abortion or birth control comes up. Like Christian Medical Association senior vice president Dr. Gene Rudd does in this absurd statement:
A Christian medical group’s spokesman is concerned the contraception mandate in ObamaCare reflects an attitude similar to that behind China’s one-child policy…
“[It is] undermining a foundational tenant of our society — First Amendment rights, undermining years and many laws that have protected our conscious rights and [promoting] the whole attitude that somehow pregnancy is something to be systematically abandoned or avoided,” he says. “All those reasons are reasons to want to overturn this mandate that’s coming out from Health and Human Services.”
He notes China’s one-child policy — a policy he says reflects the philosophy that additional children are not good.
“I fear that we are adopting some of that same philosophy in our country where we’re saying that the government can decide it’s a favorable policy to decide that children are a liability to our culture; therefore, we’re going to have policies and procedures to help avoid that,” he remarks.
Uh, right. Making birth control available to those who choose to use it to control their own reproduction is just like forcing women to have abortions. QED.
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