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Utah Senator on Hobby Lobby Decision: Women Just Use Birth Control for Recreational Use Anyhow

Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court issued their controversial Hobby Lobby ruling, Utah Senator Rep. Mike Lee took to the air to agree with the decision and tell the conservative listeners that employers should not have to pay up because women just use birth control for “recreational use” anyhow.

On a radio appearance of Sirius XM’s The Wilkow Majority, host Andrew Wilkow started the ball rolling on the birth control bashing by arguing the real issue in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Store Inc, was “whether or not a person who runs a business should be forced to provide something that is largely for recreational behavior, if it goes against their religious beliefs.”

The senator, ignoring the overwhelming data that show women – both married and unmarried, sexually active and not – use birth control for a variety of reasons, including various medical reasons not related to their sex life, quickly agreed with Wilkow.

“Yea, that’s right, that’s right,” the Republican said, agreeing birth control was mostly for women’s “recreational use.”

The conservative Senator then continued by blaming Obama for forcing this ‘recreational sex lifestyle’ on today’s women by trying to make birth control affordable and available to all women through Obamacare.

“This administration is using the often coercive power of the federal government to force people into their way of being and their way of existing, their way of believing and thinking and acting,” Lee said, without a hint of irony, given Hobby Lobby’s position in the case.

Of course, Wilkow’s and Lee’s view turned out to be par for the course among conservatives gloating about the Hobby Lobby decision issued on Monday.

Among them, many appeared to agree that birth control was really all about women having too much fun with sex and supporting a promiscuous lifestyle.

“My religion trumps your ‘right’ to employer subsidized consequence-free sex,” Fox contributor Erick Erickson wrote, after the decision was made, adding “Hey liberals, your birth control is not your bosses’ business anymore.”

Photo Credit: American Life League (Protest)

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