The world is like a box of crayons. There are the bright yellow crayons like President Obama and the vast majority of Democrats. Then there are the grey crayons — Ted Cruz is definitely one of the dull, grey crayons and he proved it again on Monday.
During a campaign stop in Bettendorf, Iowa, an audience member asked Cruz what he thinks about access to contraceptives for “women who want to control their bodies.” Instead of responding to the question, he dodged it and attacked Hillary Clinton, who “embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances.” He then claimed that he has never met a Republican who wants to ban contraceptives, but his next statement was the best:
When the ‘war on women’ came up, the Republicans would curl up in a ball and say ‘don’t hurt me.’ Jiminy cricket! This is a made up, nonsense example. Last I checked, we don’t have a rubber shortage in America. Look, when I was in college, we had a machine in the bathroom. You put 50 cents in and voila!
So, in Cruz’s world, us little women don’t need access to birth control pills or IUDs because our men will take care of it! But when they don’t, and we get pregnant, we should be forced to carry the fetus to term. Why? Because we are dirty sluts who should not have spread our legs in the first place. That what the GOP’s reproductive health platform is all centered around: punishing women for daring to have and enjoy sex. Don’t believe me? Have a discussion with an anti-abortion nutter and I promise the conversation will eventually lead to slut shaming.
Furthermore, the Republican Party doesn’t have to come out and say,”Hey! Let’s ban birth control!” in order to screw us over (no pun intended). Instead, they introduce legislation that bans some of the most popular types of birth control and the morning after pill. They also try to limit our access to contraceptives, by fighting against the free birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act — i.e. the Hobby Lobby ruling.
There is absolutely no doubt that there is a war on women being waged by the GOP. Ted Cruz can deny it all he wants, but their anti-choice bills always give them away.
Ted Cruz reminisces about the condom machine at Princeton pic.twitter.com/vXoE7CeNaL
— Will Rahn (@willrahn) November 30, 2015
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