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Fox News Host to Women: ‘It’s Not America’s Responsibility to Pay for Your Sex Life, Go Get Another Job’

Andrea Tantaros thinks if women want to have sex, then they should have to pay for it. During a recent segment on The Five defending Hobby Lobby’s refusal to provide contraception coverage based on religious grounds, the Fox News co-host accused women who wanted low-cost birth control coverage of playing “weak and oppressed” and suggested that even if they had to get another job, they should pay for birth control coverage themselves.

“There is no ‘women’s right’ in the amendment,” Tantaros said referring to a New York Times article that warned that the Hobby Lobby case could have consequences beyond the denial of women’s rights.  “There is a first amendment right and frankly, to have women and to assume there’s a women in the finger painting department of Hobby Lobby is so upset that she can get all these other forms of contraception but she can’t afford a 20, 30, 50 dollar plan B abortion pill should probably worry about getting another job to pay for it.”

While not addressing how she thinks the average, already-overworked wage earner will be able to find another job to support her birth control habit in the tough economy, she did make it clear that subsidizing contraceptives was subsidizing a woman’s sex life and that just was not right.

“It’s not our responsibility…to fund and subsidize her sex life,” she told co-host Eric Boling, adding that if it is so important to the Obama administration that birth control is covered, then he can send women checks directly.

She then took aim at women’s organizations who support the birth control initiative and demand that birth control is not just about sex but a woman’s ability to care for her own health needs and decide for her own body.

“This is the whole feminist myth,” she said. “This is what they are selling to women. My body is between me and my doctor unless a bill comes due and guess what, I’m not Beyonce anymore.”

She concluded by demanding at providing birth control coverage ultimately made women weaker.

“I’m oppressed, I’m weak. I’m not a strong woman,” Tantaros said, mimicking the message behind the pro-birth control crowd. “It’s a terrible message.”

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