“Free birth control will wipe out the American race.” – Stephen Colbert, Aug 3, 2011
Last night on the Report, Stephen Colbert responded to the new U.S. Department of Health and Human Service guidelines which require insurance companies to cover birth control and other preventative methods with no co-pays. As noted in the New American,
“In addition to contraceptives, other mandated benefits under the new HHS guidelines include breast pumps, counseling on domestic violence, an annual ‘well-woman’ physical, sexually-transmitted infection counseling, and other women’s health services. Panel Chairwoman Linda Rosenstock, dean of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles, insists that such prevention services are critical to maintaining the physical, emotional, and psychological health of women.”
Faux Fox News contributors are not happy about this. Footage from the totally fair and balanced station includes a female contributer (who Colbert accurately refers to as a “spray tan victim”) saying, dead seriously,
“Now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse. Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?”
Really lady? You’re comparing insurance coverage for abuse counseling to the government paying for beauty treatments? That’s pretty sick, but not surprising coming from someone from Fox news. In addition, the contributer believes that affordable access to birth control will lead to young women having “unrestricted, unlimited sex anytime, anywhere.” So true! As Colbert points out, everyone knows that girls on birth control become “wanton harlots with an insatiable sexual appetite.”
Colbert’s segment on this topic is probably one of the most amazing and well-crafted pieces I’ve ever seen on his show. Everything about it is just perfection.