On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh unfurled an extended rant against Hillary Clinton and others who’ve criticized the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, which allowed “closely held” companies relief on religious grounds from the federal requirement that they pony up for contraceptives in their health plans. Limbaugh wondered about all the fuss, given his easy solution to any contraception controversy:
And again, pregnancy is something that you have to do to cause. It doesn’t just happen to you while you’re walking down the street, except in this case of sexual abuse. But in the normal, everyday flow of events, pregnancy requires action that has consequences. Yet we treat it as a great imposition that women need to be protected from. It’s a sickness, it’s a disease, it’s whatever, and there’s gotta be a pill for it. Yet they wouldn’t have the problem if they didn’t do a certain thing. It’s that simple.
Now, this 2009 Pew study found that Limbaugh’s audience was more male — 72 percent — than all other media constituencies in the scope of the report. Wonder how all those guys would feel if the women in their lives took up Limbaugh on his suggestion.