Karl Rove Shamelessly Conflates Birth Control With Abortion
Karl Rove did his best to shamelessly conflate the morning after pill, which is emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy, which is covered by the recent mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services that has the Catholic Church leadership worked into a frenzy, with the abortion drug RU486.
Rove didn’t mention either drug by name during this interview with Greta Van Susteren, but it’s obvious to that was exactly what he was doing when he falsely stated that a Catholic doctor or hospital is going to be told by the Obama administration that they have to “be willing to commit abortion” under the new mandate. They’re not and he knows it.
He’s apparently hoping the viewers don’t realize that emergency contraception is just that, contraception and does not induce an abortion. Rove is supposed to be some political genius according to the media, but if he and the GOP think dragging us back to the culture wars of the 1960’s and attacking women’s right to use birth control is somehow a good idea or will win them any gains among the electorate for the next election, I’ve got news for him. It’s going to backfire.(…)
Video and more at the link.