Are conservative pro-life views really all about "STOP KILLING THE LITTLE BABIES!" Or, as liberals have long suspected, are they really all about "TAKE THAT, SLUT!"
The perfect test for these two theories is contraception. If conservatives really want to stop "killing babies," they're going to go all-out in support of contraception. If they really just want to give the sluts their comeuppance via the punishment of having a baby, they're going to oppose contraception.
As of 2010, when conservative pro-lifers got some power across the country, we have the answer. They have opposed contraception at every opportunity. And not just the deep south thumpers, but all of them:
Romney supports the Blunt Amendment (after opposing it, as is typical of every Romney position), which would allow any employer to refuse to provide contraception coverage. He also [url=http://www.google.com/search?q=romney+planned+parenthood]says[/url] "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that," and his plan defunds all of Title X, which provides contraception and other preventive health coverage for low-income women.
The second-place Republican presidential candidate [url=http://www.google.com/search?q=santorum+contraception]says[/url] that contraception is "not OK." Why, because "It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." TAKE THAT, SLUTS!
Across the states where conservatives have gained power, they have spent much of their time trying to pass "Personhood" amendments (which would also ban the most common birth control, which prevent pregnancy after fertilization has occurred) and outlaw Planned Parenthood. In Arizona, Rs voted that employers require women to explain WHY they're on birth control, or they could deny them coverage. Only small-government conservatives could require people to talk to their bosses about their sex lives.
So now we know that the truth about the conservatives and the supposedly-all-about-economics Tea-partiers. Surprised? Me neither.
Edited by BRussell - 4/24/12 at 11:19am