Fox News ‘expert’ compares free birth control to forced abortions
Making access to birth control easier for American women is akin to “unrestricted, unlimited sex anytime,” and China’s policy of only allowing one child per couple, according to an abortion “expert” featured on Fox News on Tuesday.
Family-PAC Vice President Sandy Rios was invited on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” to discuss the Obama administration’s order that insurance providers cover birth control at no extra cost. Opposite her was Jehmu Greene, the former president of Women’s Media Center, who argued in favor of the plan.
Reminded that half of the pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned — which ultimately drives up the number of abortions — Rios strongly objected.
“Why in the world would you encourage your daughters, and your granddaughters, and whoever else comes behind you, to have unrestricted, unlimited sex anytime, anywhere and that, somehow if you prevent pregnancy, that somehow you’ve helped them,” she replied.
Rios went on to compare the free birth control policy to China’s one-child policy, which requires women to have an abortion if the couple has already given birth to one child. “That is the control we’re moving toward,” she said.
This video is from Fox News, broadcast Tuesday, August 2, 2011.