This completely uninformed theorizing is particularly frightening as it relates to reproductive rights and the ugly republican primary.
The permeated scared theory that a couple of old guys have planted that easier access to birth control will induce an evil moral decline is not just angering and ridiculous, its uninformed. Here's what birth control does: it results in large increases in overall female education, further increases in labor force participation, particularly during childbearing ages, raising the number of annual hours worked and enabling future independence. Additionally, it improves education outcomes for children. Didn't someone say the economy the should be the main issue?
It's so shocking and disappointing that solid empirical evidence like this is completely ignored and that the personalized theorizing is all that we hear, that sometimes you just have to laugh. Thank you, Amy Poehler:
Mike Huckabee joined the fight against President Obama's mandate saying "We're all Catholics now." You know who is not all Catholic now? All Catholics now. 98% of Catholic women say they've used birth control.
Wait, maybe Amy Poehler just made up a fact that everyone seems to be repeating? No, this fact comes from a research paper.
Head nod: CBT, LANS
Addendum: A distinguished fan (read: dad) noted my inappropriate language choice in the title. He's probably right.