Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren loves to ruffle feathers, especially when it comes to liberals. Her latest rant against the left was quickly debunked, though.
Getting companies to cover birth control is disturbingly hard in the 21st century, even though doing so would result in far less abortions. Lahren just doesn’t see what the big deal is, though.
She actually said:
“I can’t speak for every woman, but my birth control is covered by my insurance and if it weren’t covered, it would cost $9 a month. I don’t know a lot of women who can’t afford $9 a month.”
So Lahren is indicating that women across the country have access to $9 birth control. As it turns out, that’s not true.
Based on some research, the only thing that comes close to that is an intrauterine device (IUD). It goes inside of a woman and helps prevent pregnancy. Even though it’s only $14 a month, you have to pay $900 up front.
That’s just a little bit more than $9 a month. Both start with the number nine though, so maybe Lahren just got confused.
Lahren didn’t stop there, though. She also went on to say:
“I can understand that maybe there are some who can’t afford that, but I just don’t think birth control is so outrageously expensive that government funding for it is necessary.”
As a quick reminder, female birth control usually isn’t covered because of “religious freedom.” That’s where religious fundamentalists actually believe that God makes sperm travel to and fertilize a woman’s eggs, and that trying to interfere is a sin.
By the way, Viagra is often covered because erectile dysfunction is considered to be a medical condition. Not all women who take the pill do so to prevent pregnancies, either. It can help with endometriosis and to regulate periods, among other things. Some young women start taking birth control as early as 12 and 13 to combat acne as well.
Perhaps the inability to get an erection is just God’s way of telling a man to stop procreating. Gotta love the patriarchy.
Watch this video to learn more about Lahren’s views towards women (after the jump):
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