I didn't want the thread in the Women's Issues section to be diverted from it's purpose but I wanted to respond to this: I wouldn't classify it as stupidity. This is a culture war, and it's all about getting women back in their "proper place" and to do so women must be made to suffer the consequences of an active sex life and not have independent access to healthcare services. Although it was claimed that this was about abortion the Republicans targeted women's health clinics that do not provide abortions thereby exposing that lie. And we learned from Senator's Kyl's spokesperson today that his statement on the floor of the senate about Planned Parenthood "was not intended to be a factual statement." Yes that's a direct quote.