The Columbus Dispatch reported today that State Rep. John Becker, arguably the most extreme and misinformed Republican in the entire Ohio General Assembly, has plans to revise his bill to ban insurance coverage for birth control. The current version of the bill would make it illegal to use IUDs. When originally asked about the ban, Becker said he believed IUDs caused abortions, a claim that has no basis in reality. “This is just a personal view,” said Becker. “I’m not a medical doctor.”
According today’s Dispatch article, Becker is now planning to remove the IUD ban from his bill because he suddenly realized that IUDs actually “prevent fertilization” instead of causing an abortion. We like to think our post about where babies come from may have helped a little.
Sadly, Ohio’s Republican Attorney General still seems to be living under the same misconception.