Aging Brillo pad Rand Paul has a brilliant suggestion for a weapon in his ongoing war against the terrifying dragon of the unwed single mother who won't stop living off the government: tell her that if she won't stop having kids, she doesn't get any more government benefits. Rand Paul also famously opposes giving low-income women any sort of aid in acquiring birth control, and is staunchly anti-abortion. Rand Paul should just come out and say it: he doesn't think unmarried low income women should be having sex.
During a post-luncheon Q&A session that went largely overlooked until this week, the Kentucky Senator spelled out his plan for finally taking unmarried, low income women down a notch.
"Maybe we have to say 'enough's enough, you shouldn't be having kids after a certain amount,'" Paul told the business group at one point.
An aide to Paul declined to comment Thursday night when asked to clarify the senator's statements about unwed mothers.
Paul told the audience that being "married with kids versus unmarried with kids is the difference between living in poverty and not."
"We should sell that message," Paul said. "Not in a mean way to tell people who already have made a bad decision, but if you've had one child and you're not married, you shouldn't have another one."
Speaking about high school students, Paul warned that "if you have children before you are married, the poverty rate is just astronomical."
Paul didn't comment on the reliance on welfare by extremely religious married couples who have more children than they can afford without aid, like staunch Roman Catholics, Hasidic Jews, or polygamist Mormons.
So, let me get this straight: Rand Paul doesn't want unmarried, low income women to have access to contraception, doesn't want any women to have access to abortion, doesn't want low income women to have access to prenatal care, or maternity leave, or equal pay, or child care. And now, he wants poor women who, after being denied access to contraception and abortion, have children (a thing that happens naturally if women have sex) be penalized for having kids? The only way to be an unmarried woman in Rand Paul's vision of America is to live a life of celibacy or suffer the consequences?
I guess if you're a woman who fucks someone who isn't a state-sanctioned male partner, then, well, fuck you.