At that same CPAC, they suggested referring to birth control as “abortion” to try and get public support to turn against it. I wish I was kidding.
“This is religious freedom. If they can tell the Catholic Church that they have to provide contraception to their employees, then they can also tell National Right to Life that we have to provide abortions for our employees.”
“This revised HHS mandate does nothing to change the fundamentally anti-religious, anti-conscience and anti-life contraceptive mandate.”
“This new situation that’s coming down [from the Obama administration] is actually an abortion mandate. As an organization we’re going to be more disciplined about talking about the abortion mandate coming from HHS and I would encourage you all to do the same.”
You want to know why I consider most right-wingers to be off their nut? Because birth control can send them into a frenzy like this. Birth control. But then, these are religious leaders like Tony Perkins who want to legislate from the Bible, so no surprises.