On August 1, the mandate that insurance companies provide contraception coverage to everyone on their rolls, even if their employer does not include it in their group policy, went into effect. And that sent the right wing into a tizzy. Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania says it’s just like Pearl Harbor and 9/11:
“I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day. The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack,” Kelly said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. “I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.”
Well as long as you’re being rational about this.