This is the latest in a series of Saturday GINK videos about population and reproduction (or a lack thereof).
The Tea Party darling of the week, Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, has gotten a lot of publicity for her anti-masturbation views — as I mentioned in my post about her anti–climate action views.
Now we learn about her loony opinions on population, contraception, and sex ed. Some choice quotes from her past:
- In 2007, on Fox News, she argued against sex education for young kids, even when it’s designed to be age-appropriate, claiming that it might make kids think that “talking to that stranger with candy on the playground is not so creepy.”
- In 2006, on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor: “[E]ven if the population is increasing, so what? So what? People aren’t bad. When did humans become a bad thing? Why is it that we have to, you know, stop people from getting pregnant?”
- In 2002, on Donahue: “[C]ondoms will not protect you from AIDS. So to just throw a bunch of condoms over to Africa and say, ‘Here, we’re helping you with AIDS,’ is just going to further the spread of AIDS over there.”
- In 1995, in The Washington Times: “We’re doing a great disservice to our young people because the only protection is abstinence, as condoms have been proven fallible. … The federal government should not be telling young people to use condoms. … It’s also an insult to teenagers, reducing them to the level of a dog that can’t control its hormones.”
Here, courtesy of Rachel Maddow, is a clip of O’Donnell extolling the virtues of abstinence in a 1996 MTV special:
As Paul Begala put it, “if she doesn’t like masturbation, she will hate the United States Senate.”
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