Mitt Romney doesn’t know how birth control works.

Yeah. I said it. He just doesn’t know.

At a campaign event in Sioux City Iowa, Mitt Romney was asked by Beth Schopis if he was opposed to the use of birth control. He answered “I don’t”, which means that he was not opposed to the use of birth control…

However, he told Mike Huckabee that he IS in support of a law created by an anti-abortion group, Personhood USA, which would “redefine life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, effectively outlawing contraceptives like birth control pills.” If the law is passed then miscarriages would be considered murder and common forms of birth control would be “the legal equivalent of a homicide”. Awesome.

Rachel Maddow discussed Romney’s lack of knowledge about how birth control works. Complete with “The Man Cave’s Not-Too-Upsetting Guide to Down-There Parts“. Maddow very blatantly, but politely, explained the purpose of each part of a female’s reproductive system and clearly pointed out that straight women often enjoy spending time with gentleman but don’t want anything popping out of them nine months later.

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Even though Maddow approaches the issue in a humorous way, she communicates the fact that making birth control illegal would have serious (and scary) consequences.

Passage of this legislation would also have scary implications about the control that females have over their bodies. It would imply that the government can control how women behave sexually and restrict what they are and are not allowed to do. I think the whole religious belief that life begins and conception and so birth control/abortion is murder is a means to keep women from having the power to decide what they can and cannot do with their bodies. It’s all about keeping the males in control of females and maintaining this patriarchal society. However, I respect those in support of pro-life and I can understand that removing a developed fetus from a female’s uterus can be seen as the destruction of life. I just do not understand why it should go so far as to prevent the use of contraceptives.

It’s scary how ignorant and unaware people are… ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT WANT TO BE PRESIDENT IN 2012. If Mitt Romney does become president and birth control is made illegal, I am going to seriously consider moving to a different country because I do not think I could tolerate any more.

I always wonder how different the world would be if MALES experienced menstruation and childbirth.


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