March 13, 2012

Another all male panel decides that taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for their local sluts. That would seem to be their stated objection in a nutshell for not accepting some state money for women's healthcare.

via Wilmington Star-News:

Following opinions on public funding of contraceptives, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to turn down a state family planning grant that would cover contraceptive supplies along with other medical services related to family planning.

Commissioner Rick Catlin, who represents the commissioners on the county’s health board, said he also voted against accepting the funds when the item was on the health board’s agenda.

Some of the quotes afterward were doozies:

Chairman Ted Davis said he thought it was a sad day when “taxpayers are asked to pay money to buy for contraceptives” for women having sex without planning responsibly.

“If these young women were responsible people and didn’t have the sex to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” Davis said.

And at least one commissioner, Jonathan Barfield, who's a Democrat, caught heck from his wife for his foolishness, posting on his Facebook page, via WECT:

“I’m getting a good lesson from my wife right this minute on the error of my vote,” he reportedly wrote.

“I just interviewed with WECT as I cited the error of my vote. I don’t have the right to choose for any woman,” Barfield went on, according to the station. “If you watch the tape of the meeting you’ll get a better sense of the discussion. Bottom line we should have accepted the money.”

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