Bayer with Us... Foster Friess on Contraception
Ted Miller is the director of communications and online advocacy strategies for NARAL Pro-Choice America
On the same day as the all-XY chromosome panel on contraception, the Sugar Daddy (as ThinkProgress calls him) of a Super PAC supporting Rick Santorum made a vile comparison between birth-control pills and Bayer aspirin.
The guy, Foster Friess, told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that, "back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn't that costly."
Oh, rest assured, all is better now, because Friess apologized via a blog post with this headline: "For those who misunderstood my joke today, here's my quest for forgiveness..." (Friess' website disappeared somehow, but a number of sites recorded his statement for posterity.)
Okay, so we just misunderstood you, Mr. Friess. It's not you, it's us.
Well, that kinda says it all, doesn't it? Contraception is a punchline, not a critical part of women's health.