Christian radio host Bryan Fischer: ‘The idea’ of contraception is for men to ‘abuse’ women

By David Edwards
Monday, January 27, 2014 12:06 EDT
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While defending Fox News host Mike Huckabee’s comment’s about women’s libidos, Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), claimed that “the idea” of birth control was to allow men to abuse women.

In a speech to the Republican National Committee last week, Huckabee said that it was Democrats who were waging the real war on women because they “think that women are nothing more than helpless or hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have a government provide for them birth control medication.”

“If Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government, then so be it,” the former Arkansas governor asserted.

On his Friday radio show, Fischer came to Huckabee’s defense, saying that contraception “removed procreation from the sex act, and it was a way to say you can have sex with no consequences.”

“But that was kind of the idea,” he continued. “Finally, you can have risk free sex.”

According to Fischer, that really meant that “guys can have risk free sex, they have a girl on the pill so she’s not going to run the risk of getting pregnant.”

“If she does get pregnant, he can take her for an abortion. Then he has no reason to commit himself to her,” Fischer declared. “So, the guy is the one that gets most of the benefits out of this.”

“And the woman is the one who is left abused and misused, her body surgically invaded to remove a life in her. So, it hasn’t worked out to be sexually liberating for women at all as far as I can see.”

Watch this video from AFA’s Focal Point, broadcast Jan. 27, 2014.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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