Chris Matthews assails ‘birth control Nazis’ who don’t want to cover contraceptives

Once again, liberals seem to have a very difficult time understanding the difference between “restricting access” to birth control and requiring taxpayers to cover the cost of others’ birth control. Even the president gets confused. Of course, this is the campaign that claims composite woman Julia’s birth control will cost her $18,000.

Says Matthews:

A young woman who works in her 20s or 30s and is not ready to have a child, that’s her decision, I think we all agree on that. She wants birth control. Isn’t it in society’s interest for her to get that as part of her health care? And is it¬†society’s interest for her boss to be able to be the birth control Nazi to decide who gets it and who doesn’t?

Newsbusters has video of the exchange between Matthews and Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, who, to her credit, called out Matthews on his¬†outrageous¬†characterization of employers who don’t provide contraceptive coverage as “birth control Nazis.” Oh wait, of course she didn’t. Because women “take contraception for a lot of different reasons. It’s not just birth control. It has to do with preventing cancer and other diseases. It’s a preventative medication.” See? It’s just like how Mitt Romney gave that poor woman cancer.

  • Sandra Hopes

    Matthews needs to retire, he is a partisan hack

  • MichaelCaldwell

    Somebody give Chrissy Poo a napkin the drool is running down his chin again

  • Ms. Independent

    The problem is that under most insurance plans bc is not covered, at all. However Viagra is. Should it be free? Perhaps not. But it should be covered. Making it free makes it available to many more women, especially those who would not be able to afford pregnancy and a child without public assistance (welfare). If the choice is between paying for bc or paying for unwanted children for 18+ years, I choose bc.

    • Kari Spears O’Brien

      I am a nurse who worked at a health dept. There are condoms – FREE. A person could take handfuls! Other forms of bc are by donation. So, if a person doesn’t like the health dept- run by gov’t, then its a CHOICE to go to a private doc and pay the $

    • my preciousss!!

      children are a blessing.

    • Jim Wafwot

      Viagra doesn’t prevent conception. Some people (not me) have beliefs that sex is for procreation. The reasons birth control isn’t covered has nothing to do with restricting women from getting it. It has to do with who is paying for it. Like smoking, having sex is a CHOICE. Should you (or your insurance) pay for someone’s cigarettes?

    • carla5731

      I’m so tired of the extortion argument: chip in for my birth control now or chip in to support my kid later.

      When two people have sex, the overwhelming majority of the responsibility for that act, and any consequences, falls on them. If they can’t manage, family and friends should step in to help. If that’s not an option, there are community-based charities, etc. The general public should be at the very end of that list.

      • elijahzabmom

        Where are people getting this Viagra info from? I have never heard of anyone getting free Viagra unless they have a coupon from Pfizer. Pay for your own pills, and NO, Catholic and religious institutions should not be forced to provide them.

    • sparxie

      Birth Control pills cost less than $10 per month. So, even if it’s not covered, it’s NOT expensive. I think almost anyone could scrape up $10 per month if it was that important to them.

  • brewers_rule

    Because if you don’t wanna pay for anything and everything someone else’s heart desires, you’re a Nazi racist who is making trouble for this presidency that’s Chris’s job to make a success.

  • Jim Wafwot

    Matthews’ mother should have taken her birth control pills.

  • Gallatin

    Why is it that when we taxpayers don’t think our tax dollars should pay for abortions or birth control, we are interfering with a woman’s right to choose? But when they force us to pay for their abortions and birth control with our tax dollars our right to choose is not being interfered with? This has always confused me, I just cannot make it work out in my mind. I guess I’m just a Bible clinging gun toting hick.

  • grais

    Isn’t it in society’s interest to provide me with everything I need to be happy and healthy?


  • Garth Haycock

    Every time folks like Mathews, Behar, Fluke, Obama, etc. comment on this only confirms the fact that the foundation of the Democrat platform is abortion. Nothing else matters to them, as long as they are allowed to slaughter the unborn at taxpayer expense.

  • Michael Rice

    Here is a thought. Her choice – Her money. Nah, to much sense.

  • Krusty

    Oh bless Chris Matthews, he calls it like it is…and the conservative whine factory just goes to work…

  • Obama Lies

    It’s actually easy. Libs are demanding free birth control for everyone. Just hand out pictures of Nancy Pelosi.

  • Richard Vasel

    Wait a minute maybe i got this wrong…….Women were given FREE BIRTH CONTROL at birth were they not?………..My wife crosses her legs and says no and it works extremely well!

    • elijahzabmom


  • MJ Pauls

    My birth control for 31 years was free. It was called abstinence. Since I got married, it’s been, I believe, $4 a month for generic.