Whoah. The right has responded with historically incoherent hysteria to a federal move to accept a recommendation from the non-partisan Institute of Medicine that health insurance cover contraception costs, calling it "good medicine, good public policy and good fiscal policy." You'd think they'd approve of something that would likely reduce abortion, the ultimate evil in their eyes. Then again, that position requires logic. Instead, they have ranted that comprehensive contraception coverage is a plot by the left to "eradicate the poor," that it constitutes "messing with God," that women who get pregnant are drunk so won't use it anyway, and that birth control is a "profoundly immoral" part of Obama's culture of death" that will lead inexorably to "a pagan society." We can't wait. Remarkable video of lunatic rhetoric, including Rep. Steve King sputtering that preventative medicine really means preventing a generation - like, us! - which means that even as we speak we're "a dying civilization." The fact that King has access to and is part of our daily political discourse suggests he may be onto something.
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