Are you a woman? Are you planning a girls’ night out? Do you like to drink?
Alaska state Senator Pete Kelly (R) wants to put pregnancy tests in bars to ensure that women don’t binge drink while pregnant, but that’s not even the most batshit part of this.
State Sen. Pete Kelly (R) said Monday before the Alaska Senate that birth control may not protect Alaskan women who drink regularly from getting pregnant.
“If you have people who are binge drinking or chronic drinkers, we’re hesitant to say ‘use birth control as your protection against fetal alcohol syndrome,’ because again, as I say, binge drinking is a problem,” he said. “If you think you can take birth control and then binge drink and hope not to produce a fetal alcohol syndrome baby, you may be very wrong. Sometimes these things don’t work. Sometimes people forget. Sometimes they administer birth control improperly, and you might produce a fetal alcohol syndrome baby.”
We’re hesitant to say? No shit. Birth control has nothing to do with alcohol syndrome.
Sometimes these things don’t work? Of course it doesn’t work. That is not the intended purpose.
This should be a reminder that some (most?) men have no fucking clue how birth control works or what it’s intended for.