Kansas Senator Compares Long-Term Contraceptive Use to Eugenics
The GOP War on women starts at the roots, and in some cases with women themselves. These Midwest conservatives just keep repeating myths that only the totally indoctrinated believe. Unfortunately in Red State Kansas only the indoctrinated seem to vote, and the Republican party here is in the iron grip of religious fanatics.
member of the Kansas Senate compared long-term contraceptives to fascist eugenics during a debate Monday.
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, opposed an amendment that would have instructed the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to contract with family planning providers to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives, similar to a Colorado initiative that reduced teen pregnancy rates.
“I think it’s government treading on very dangerous territory,” Pilcher-Cook said. “Because government should not be in the authoritative position of being discriminatory by promoting contraception. These long-acting contraceptions are being recommended by HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) to target the poor and minority populations. And in the ’30s and ’40s, our country firmly and finally rejected eugenics. Let’s not bring it back.”