Jon Stewart Mocks GOP Opposition To Birth Control Rule

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February 14, 2012 4:08 a.m.

Jon Stewart on Monday caught himself up on the growing controversy over the Obama administration’s rule that employers provide birth control coverage in their health care plans.

President Obama last week announced a compromise that would require insurance companies to pay for coverage if employers oppose contraception on “moral” grounds.

Great, Stewart said. “So I guess we’re done here. Compromise made, everybody happy.”But the Republican presidential candidates were quick to weigh in on President Obama’s government overreach. And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday said he would support a Republican effort to allow any employer to deny contraception coverage.

“For Republicans, liberty means liberty for employers,” Stewart said. “Employees can go fuck themselves. My guess is they’ll be doing it bareback.”

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