Screwed: Say Goodbye to Your Sex Life if Things Go South in the Election – Playboy

By Nancy L. Cohen, Nov. 7, 2012

Your sex life is destroying America. That’s according to Iowa Republican Steve King, who took to the floor of the House of Representatives last summer to explain that sex for pleasure—instead of for creating babies—would make Americans extinct. A year later, his colleague Mike Kelly called a press conference to sound the alarm that affordable birth control was a plot to destroy the nation. “I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7. That’s Pearl Harbor day. The other is September 11.… I want you to remember August 1, 2012”—the day a mandate went into effect requiring health insurers to provide free contraception coverage. “That is a date that will live in infamy,” the representative from Pennsylvania declaimed on the steps of Congress, his face reddening as he rallied fellow patriots to join his fight.

This article appeared in Playboy’s special 2012 election issue. Download PDF

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