Politini: Do conservatives hate sex?

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This week the Supreme Court heard the much-anticipated Hobby Lobby case, in which the company seeks to deny female employees access to emergency contraception, all under the guise of “religious freedom.”

Religious freedom is continually used by conservatives as a political ploy to control when, where and if women are having sex. They’ve even gone so far as to call women who want access to birth control sluts. Ninety percent of women in America use birth control at some point in their lives, so are they suggesting we’re all sluts?

It’s not enough to deny women access to birth control either. Conservative Republicans have also made it their mission to hustle abstinence only education, denying young people access to a comprehensive sex education, which contrary to conservative talking points actually contributes to the rise in teen pregnancies.

It’s no wonder they consistently lose votes with women and young people.

If they continue down this path of “slut-shaming” women who want to control their reproductive health and sexual mis-education their national election prospects will continue to be bleak.

Conservative Republicans need to start paying more attention to what’s happening at the kitchen table of Americans rather than what is going in their bedrooms!

Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills are executive producers and co-hosts of Politini, a weekly politics and pop culture show covering the personal side of politics every Thursday 8pm EST on Blis.Fm. Follow their musings at facebook.com/Politini, subscribe to their podcast, and visit them at www.politini.com