Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday argued some women treat pregnancy “like a disease” and said they wouldn’t need free birth control if they “didn’t do a certain thing.” Left-leaning blogs and websites were quick to slam the radio host over the remarks.
“We had a caller yesterday that asked me this question: ‘When did birth control pills become so important to the human condition the federal government requires every insurance policy to cover them?’ Eye exams, dental exams, dental work are not mandated by Obamacare, but contraception is, birth control pills are,” Limbaugh said.
He then asked, “Which is worse, to go blind from lack of regular eye exams or to get pregnant?”
“And again, pregnancy is something that you have to do to cause. It doesn’t just happen to you while you’re walking down the street, except in this case of sexual abuse,” Limbaugh continued. “But in the normal, everyday flow of events, pregnancy requires action that has consequences.”
The radio host lamented that women are treated as if they need to be “protected from” pregnancy as if it’s a “great imposition” or “sickness.”
“Yet they wouldn’t have the problem if they didn’t do a certain thing. It’s that simple,” he concluded.
Listen to the segment via the Daily Rushbo: