Time to drum up a new scandal, ladies and gentlemen! With the stunning revelation that the targeting of Tea Party and “patriot” groups was initiated by a conservative Republican at the IRS, the fascist right-wing has to pivot to attack President Obama for anything they can.
On Monday, the Obama administration agreed to comply with a court order allowing the sale of Plan B one-step over the counter. Predictably, conservative heads began exploding instantly. Denying women access to affordable healthcare is one thing, but restricting access to birth control adds another dimension of control they love having. Conservatives have known for a long time, if you can control the woman’s body, you can control the woman.
Enter Laura Ingraham, liar.
Appearing on Fox And Friends, Ms. Ingraham took the opportunity to engage in a particularly egregious amount of stupid, associating access to emergency contraception with pedophilia and abuse of women.
“It’s a good deal for pedophiles, a good deal for people who commit statutory rape against young girls. If mothers and fathers across this country hear this and they think, ‘Well, I guess my daughter or her boyfriend or her rapist can go out to a pharmacy and get a bunch of, you know, hormone pills to give a little girl.’ We don’t really know the effect of a spiking or dropping a little girl’s — in many cases a young woman’s or a little girl’s hormonal levels. It’s outrageous,” Exclaimed Ingraham!
Ingraham continued, “I think it empowers men who want to abuse women.”
So in the disturbing and twisted world of the TEA/GOP, empowering women equals empowering rapists.
Watch the video here captured by Media Matters