This Alaskan state senator must be out of his mind!
State Sen. Pete Kelly apparently wants women to take PREGNANCY TESTS before they drink at bars to try and curb the amount of babies with fetal alcohol syndrome. He wants the state to fund these bar administered pregnancy tests, too!
It's like he has no idea when April Fool's Day is, because this HAS to be a joke!
"If you have people who are binge drinking or chronic drinkers, we're hesitant to say 'use birth control as your protection against fetal alcohol syndrome,' because again, as I say, binge drinking is a problem. If you think you can take birth control and then binge drink and hope not to produce a fetal alcohol syndrome baby, you may be very wrong. Sometimes these things don't work. Sometimes people forget. Sometimes they administer birth control improperly, and you might produce a fetal alcohol syndrome baby."
Uh what?! We're pretty sure no one takes birth control to fight fetal alcohol syndrome — they take birth control to not get pregnant to begin with.
Even though Kelly seems so intent on testing for pregnancy in bars, the dude is totally AGAINST birth control being handed out for free in bars. When asked if he'd support that option last week, he answered:
"No. Because the thinking is a little opposite.
This assumes that if you know (you are pregnant) you’ll act responsibly. Birth control is for people who don’t necessarily want to act responsibly."
Um, wow. We're confused. People who take birth control aren't responsible? We're pretty sure that's about as responsible as one can be. Scratch that — we're positive that's a total responsible move!
So basically to this senator, testing for pregnancy in a bar is good, and taking birth control is bad.
Anyone else have a problem with this kind of logic???