They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Radio Host Claims Your Womb is Full of Tiny Dead Baby Corpses


Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception? Think again. Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control.

Sometimes, I like to add a little commentary to these “hey, they really want to take away your birth control” posts. But it is possible that we’ve finally found one to which, literally, no additional comment can be made.

Via RightwingWatch, it seems that talk show host Kevin Swanson has talked to “some doctors” who believe that if you take birth control, tiny little dead babies are simply hanging around, embedded into the lining of your womb.

Swanson: I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.

Now, I’m not usually one to feel the need to go all Biology 101 and point out that even if somehow there were tiny mini babies stuck in your uterus, they would come out when you menstruate since THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT OF MENSTRUATION. Because obviously, whatever school Swanson attended must have not only skipped over the entirety of sex ed, but likely a full spectrum of basic science classes as well.

Oh, wait. He was homeschooled. And now he is a leader in the homeschool movement. And his radio show is “the world’s largest homeschooling and Biblical worldview program that reaches families across the US and in over 80 countries.”

So, hold onto your pills, folks, because Swanson and his ilk are coming for your birthcontrol, as well as your right to an education that allows you to comprehend basic bodily functions.

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  • lioness

    I homeschool and my daughters could explain menstruation by the time they were eight.

  • veggietart

    Please return to middle school for a rudimentary biology class.

     

    And what “doctors” and “scientists” are saying this shit?  The ones who got degrees from “Christian” colleges?

  • cloubog

    Please do not make this guy’s ludicrous statement an endictment against homeschooling.  Some of us do it because we want our children to have a better education than our local school systems can provide and many others do it because their children suffer from disorders like Aspergers which make attending public school a nightmare.

    Remember, all Christians do not believe this way either.  So the disparaging remarks about Christians do not help, either.

    There is no need to alienate ANY potential allies in support of this very important issue.

    • I’mALittleTeapot

      Indictment…

  • colleen

    There is no need to alienate ANY potential allies in support of this very important issue.

     

     

    Like comprehensive background checks for gun owners, modern day effective contraception has a very high approval rating. It seems to me that the folks arguing against it on religious grounds should reserve that argument for those who share their beliefs. It seems to me that the folks in need of allies are the tiny, tiny minority who would deny effective contraception on religious grounds to those who do not share their belief system.

    Effective contraception improves the lives of women and everyone else on the planet . The choice to use effective contraception is responsible and moral. If the GOP wants to continue to self destruct by opposing effective contraception that’s fine with me.

  • radelady

    Biology 101 continued . . .

    Not to mention that the Pill works by preventing ovulation, so there is no egg to fertilize or dead fetuses to be found.

  • maiac

    You are correct that there are SOME people who homeschool do teach their children accurate science basics (mostly those whose motivations for homeschooling are not religious fundamentalism). 

    But come on, you GOTTA know you’re in the minority (of homeschoolers)!

    As with any generalization (no matter how accurate), there are always exceptions.

    But getting caught up on the minor exceptions is not only missing the central point of this article, it’s also a derailing tactic.

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Anti-choicers will invent or contort any info into crazy scare stories.  My Archbisop Wood High School art nun denounced the pill for causing a “mass of uterine tumors”.  She was conflating tumorous molar pregnancies (caused by actual pregnancies!) with ovulation prevention.

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  • Margaret Whitestone

    I tell you, RWers open their mouths and lies fall out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004372834749 Paul Kelly

    May GOD have mercy on your souls

    • goatini

      Direct your prayers at Ratzinger, because his soul will be in dire need of mercy when he is called. He knows it too.

      • goatini

        And note that I made this comment *the day before* the Rat announced his intention to flee the sinking ship.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cnare2012 Susan Benedict

    But if ovaries have “personhood” then they can imprison women for murder for taking oral contraceptives as Iowa has done. Well that is that abortion is murder part. Then oral contraceptives become illegal to sell and can only be found on the black market. I know I have a good imagination but these people are not going to stop anytime soon. Utah now says a miscarriage is murder. I’m just sayin’

    • goatini

      You’re just thinking all this misogynistic garbage through to its logical conclusion. ANd I agree with you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1305014626 Michael Mafi Mushkilah

      Following that logic, all women in Iowa, should be convicted of murder because, through the normal God given monthly menstratoon, they did not produce, now let’s cut to the chase, a baby.
      All those eggs that didn’t become viable fetuses – well, yeses women might as well have been taking contraceptives! No egg = no fetus. . . . sperm or no sperm. It’s only logical.
      So, to take that logical trail all the way to the end, in Iowa, every young girl who failed to conceive by her first period is guilty of murder. Rape should be legalized since at it’s most extreme it only results in pregnancy,which is, of course, God’s will.
      When will the rest of the USA and the world wake up and accept this? NEVER

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