As the media mouthpiece for the anti-choice lobby, the supposedly "fair & balanced" Fox News has been consistently *peddling their position, based in theology and not the position of the American medical community, that emergency contraception and IUD's are actually little abortions because they prevent Mr. Sperm and Mrs. Egg from setting up housekeeping in uterusville. But Fox News ignores this reality in order to pimp anti-choice opposition to the ACA because it includes "abortifacients" - the position taken by Hobby Lobby and recognized by the Supreme Court. Medical science says otherwise; but that isn't a problem for Fox which, in discussing the Hobby Lobby case, perpetuates the pro-life lie. Last night, Megyn Kelly was almost hysterical in her promotion of the big lie. But she wasn't the only one. "The Five," which is officially and proudly pro-life, did the same thing! Hey, what good is propaganda unless you can reinforce it?!
The reality is that emergency birth control prevents ovulation which means no pregnancy and no "abortion." The IUD, however, does prevent implantation but the medical community defines pregnancy as starting at implantation so, again, no pregnancy and no "abortion." But this reality was not a part of the narrative on last night's "The Five" during which Bob Beckel disagreed with the pious baloney being promoted by his fellow panelists who fully supported the SCOTUS decision because Christian business shouldn't be forced pay for abortions which DON'T happen with this type of birth control. But this is the position of the Catholic Church, as well as Hobby Lobby, and the Five's pro-life, conservative Catholics (the divorced (twice) Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Bolling, and Greg Gutfeld) articulated it with gusto that would have put a smile on Cardinal Dolan's rotund visage.
After explaining the court's decision, attorney Guilfoyle, advanced the anti-choice/Fox lie with this summation: "So here it's just dealing with the - Greg's favorite word - the abortifacient, and whether or not those can be covered."
Eric Bolling, the genius who thinks that more women in the workplace will lead to more abortion, praised the decision as a "victory for religious freedoms..." He advanced anti-choice/Fox lie: "I mean, basically, the Obamacare theory is abortion pills are preventative medicine, post -- when I say abortion pills, I mean, the four abortifacients, right, this is what Hobby Lobby said... So, they said those abortifacients, Obamacare calls those preventive. So, Hobby Lobby pushed back on that."
The childless (hmmm, birth control?) Greg Gutfeld, who has no problem slut shaming those who exercise their right to terminate a pregnancy as "morally inept," attacked feminists as "embracing hysteria" over the decision. He characterized it as not being about religion but about "a private enterprise being told what to do by the government." (And women being told by their bosses that they can't have certain kinds of birth control based on their bosses [Christian] religion.) He kept the anti-choice/Fox lie alive: "It's Hobby Lobby. It's about arts and crafts. It's not about abortion pills."
IUD's and emergency contraception are not, according to the scientific community, abortifacients. But, as George Costanza once said, "it's not a lie if you believe it" and on Fox, belief is all that matters - facts, not so much because who needs facts when you have propaganda to push!!!!