As the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby when it comes to the issue of providing contraception coverage as part of employer health care plans, both the political left and right have made their voices heard.
Democrats and liberals have been up in arms, noting that the court has taken a strict partisan stance. Republicans and conservatives have taken another approach, applauding the ruling as a victory against President Obama and his signature piece of legislation. Right-wing radio show host, Rush Limbaugh has a new theory. Limbaugh stated on his radio show Monday that the only reason men support access to birth control for women is because they want to have sex with them.
"Today's young men are totally supportive of somebody else buying women their birth control pills. Make sure the women are taking them, 'cause sex is what it's all about.
Pajama Boy types having sex, sex, sex. That's what it's all about. Everybody wants it and whatever it takes to make it safe. And if it takes the taxpayers buying women birth control, the men are for it, too."
Limbaugh continued, noting that women receiving access to health care through their employer removes the fear of consequence that comes along with having sex.
"So this is the change that you and I were slow to arrive to because we were brought up with the idea that sex has consequences and that it's somewhat special, and that if you want something you provide it yourself. You don't ask somebody else. That's all out the window now."
While pregnancy prevention is one of the primary uses of birth control, there are many other health related reasons for why women use it. For Rush Limbaugh to make a statement like he did only shows that how behind the times the conservative mindset is on this issue.