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They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Don’t Forget about the “Baby Pesticides”

Robin Marty

Dick Black continues his reign as most offensive legislator in Virginia when talking about reproductive rights.

Note: 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.

Republican legislator Dick Black is not the first person to compare abortion to the Holocaust, nor even the first sitting politician. 

Still, it’s almost a relief to have him back to banging the drum on the abortion issue, since that means he’s somewhat distracted from his other passion: eliminating birth control.

Yes, if Black’s name seems somewhat familiar, it’s because he was the “baby pesticides” man. As we reported back in 2011 before he won his seat, Black was already on the cutting edge of anti-choice zealotry, known for complaining about the lack of “morality” surrounding contraception, and told the Washington Times that he was “concerned that birth control is contributing to a low birth rate in the United States and called contraceptives ‘baby pesticides.'”

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Black was elected anyway.

Roe is already on the rocks and abortion is something that many would be happy to see go back to the back alley. But don’t forget that for many, Griswold V. Connecticut was just as wrongly decided, and that was just about allowing married couples the right to use birth control. If they can overturn Roe, there’s little doubt where they want to go next.

For your birth control.

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