In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, conservatives couldn’t resist making a ruling officially about religious liberty into how women will no longer be able to freely have sex on the government’s dime.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh held nothing back on Wednesday when criticizing liberals for considering birth control to be part of preventative care for women.
“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,” he said on his show. “Yet they wouldn’t have the problem if they didn’t do a certain thing. It’s that simple.”
Red State’s Erick Erickson boiled the Hobby Lobby case down to religion versus “consequence free sex.”
My religion trumps your “right” to employer subsidized consequence free sex.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 30, 2014
During a Monday interview with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), conservative radio host Andrew Wilkow said that the Supreme Court decided “whether or not a person who runs a business should be forced to provide something that is largely for recreational behavior, if it goes against their religious beliefs.”
“Yea, that’s right, that’s right,” Lee responded.
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.”
Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Eric Bolling targeted his slut-shaming directly at Sandra Fluke, who was called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh in 2012 after she testified on Capitol Hill about the cost of contraception.
Somebody get eyeballs on Sandra Fluke. She may do something dumb. After all now she has to pay for her own birth control.
— ericbolling (@ericbolling) June 30, 2014
Cosmopolitan writer Jill Filopovic (who has contributed to TPM) rounded up tweets from the general public calling women critical of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby “whores” and “sluts.”
Feminist writer Jessica Valenti humorously suggested that women fight back against conservative slut-shaming in a humorous way.
New teen prank suggestion: TP Hobby Lobby with condoms instead of toilet paper
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) June 30, 2014
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