That Shawnna Bolick sure seems to have her priorities in order

02 Sep 2014 02:53 pm
Posted by: Donna

I met Shawnna Bolick two years ago when we were on a Channel 12 panel to discuss Ann Romney’s upcoming speech to the the 2012 RNC Convention. The topic was, naturally, how women perceived the Romney campaign. At one point during the segment, Bolick looked me right in the eye and pointedly informed me, anchor Mark Curtis, and the entire viewing audience how she had always paid for her own birth control, thank you very much. The obvious implication of that was that Shawnna Bolick was responsible, unlike those slutty-sluts such as Sandra Fluke who rely on the government to hand them birth control. It’s a safe assumption that what Bolick meant was that her private health insurance covered her birth control, which was the exact thing Fluke, who was required by Georgetown University to purchase their private insurance plan (which did not cover contraception) wanted to argue for before Congress. It never had anything to do with the government paying for it, not that it mattered to Bolick, who was determined to push the “pay for your own birth control, floozies” canard.

Bolick happens to be a former staffer for Rick “License To Do Things In The Sexual Realm” Santorum. Her time working for the Heritage Foundation and the zealously anti-contraception Santorum as a grad student was where Shawnna Bolick (who paid for her own birth control, dammit!) says her “Republican and pro-life values became cemented for life.” Bolick ran unsuccessfully in the 2010 GOP primary for the Arizona House in what is now District 28 (my own district). This year she succeeded in winning a nomination slot and will face Democratic incumbent Dr. Eric Meyer in the general elections.

Bolick’s Center for Arizona Policy questionnaire reveal her to be a standard culture war conservative. She’s anti-choice, anti-LGBT rights, opposes Common Core, and wants to make it easier to nominate conservative judges. But she does lay a figleaf of libertarianism over it in the form of supporting gambling off of reservations and not fully opposing marijuana legalization. Oh, and here’s her answer on restricting X rated websites:

I am not familiar with this issue or technology. I don’t want to give government any more control over the web or a list.

Guys, your porn is safe with Shawnna! Bolick is married to Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute and has received a lot of her campaign donations from conservative business interests so it’s no surprise that she’s all about protecting and expanding the freedoms of affluent white dudes while doing the exact opposite for everyone else.

11 Comments

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  2. Comment by Mary G on September 19, 2014 8:08 am

    Did you actually watch the video?? Here is the link, please take the time and watch it again!
    http://archive.azcentral.com/video/1811428204001
    Thanks

  3. Comment by Donna on September 19, 2014 10:50 am

    I did. She said she worked from home and “never had to worry about birth control” and suggested that other women are looking to the government to pay for theirs.

  4. Comment by Mary on September 19, 2014 1:04 pm

    I do not know why birth control is even an issue. It is very inexpensive and always has been. Aren’t there more important issues to debate and address??

  5. Comment by Donna on September 19, 2014 1:51 pm

    If it’s so inexpensive then why are conservatives having a shrieking fit over insurance covering it? Why did a case get all the way to the Supreme Court about it? It wasn’t liberal pro-choicers who did that.

  6. Comment by Mary G on September 19, 2014 1:59 pm

    Why do liberals keep bringing it up?? Are you talking about the Hobby Lobby case?? That was about, I believe, three specific types of products that under their religious beliefs could be considered as terminating a pregnancy. It did not affect birth control pills that would prevent a pregnancy. Oh, and I watched the interview again and why would Shawnna worry about birth control when she was working from home and wanted children?

  7. Comment by Donna on September 19, 2014 2:34 pm

    Why do liberals keep bringing it up??

    Why is my Twitter feed full of right wingers calling me a whore for supporting contraception access on a regular basis? You’d think people who thought abortion was murder and a mortal sin would be at the forefront of getting birth control to women but, no, they’re mostly doing the opposite.

    Are you talking about the Hobby Lobby case?? That was about, I believe, three specific types of products that under their religious beliefs could be considered as terminating a pregnancy. It did not affect birth control pills that would prevent a pregnancy.

    Yes I am talking about Hobby Lobby. Why are you repeating the “only a few kinds!” canard when the very next day after the decision the Court issued a statement clarifying it applied to ALL contraception and they immediately reopened other cases, some of which were employers seeking to deny coverage of all contraception? This was widely reported. Maybe you just didn’t know that but you can look it up easily and if you continue to claim that the ruling only the so-called “abortifacients” (which is made up anti-choice nonsense) you will be lying. You will also be lying because this just happened: http://fox13now.com/2014/09/16/judge-rules-flds-man-doesnt-have-to-answer-questions-because-of-hobby-lobby-ruling/ Hobby Lobby is being used to let polygamous child abusers off the hook because “religious liberty”.

    Oh, and I watched the interview again and why would Shawnna worry about birth control when she was working from home and wanted children?

    This may come as a shock to you but lots of married women who have or want children use contraception. It may further blow your mind to learn that half of abortions go to women who are already mothers.

  8. Comment by Mary on September 19, 2014 4:21 pm

    More liberal rhetoric! Make the facts fit your agenda. Thanks, I’m done!

  9. Comment by Donna on September 19, 2014 4:33 pm

    Of course you’re done. I have facts and you have nothing but whining. Bye.

  10. Comment by Mary on September 19, 2014 9:17 pm

    You twist the truth and turn it your way. And that’s ok, that’s why we live where we live, for the right of free speech. I am a right in the middle registered Republican. I vote for the person I think will do the best job. I have voted for Democrats when I thought they would do the best job. I do not vote straight party lines, I do not believe that you can say the same. BTW, I have never ben accused of whining, and I think my posts reflect that, so please get your facts straight! Bye to you as well!

  11. Comment by Donna Gratehouse on September 19, 2014 11:54 pm

    I gave you facts about Hobby Lobby and about women using birth control and getting abortions. You responded, not with a rebuttal because you have none, but by sniffing that I am making facts fit my agenda. Well, I’m sorry that the facts happen to do that.

    I know you’ll be checking this post again so when you do, please tell Bolick to send smarter supporters to argue with me.

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