Cartoon Claims Obamacare Will Give Men STDs because Women Can Afford Birth Control Now

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© Antonio Branco

An anti-Obamcare cartoon posted on the website Comically Incorrect claims that men will get more sexually transmitted diseases from “women who now get free birth control” thanks to the health care reform law.

The cartoon shows a woman with sores on her mouth and birth control pills in her hand who asks the man next to her, “Got insurance?” The angry man replies, “No! What I ‘got’ is an STD from one of the many women who now get free birth control and a website I can’t access. Now you Can to. Thanks Obamacare!” The bottom of the cartoon reads #gotbrokencondom #gotherpes #gotpregnant #gotchildsupport.

The cartoon is a parody for an ad for Obamacare from DoYouGotInsurance.com that shows a girl giving a thumbs up while holding a pack of birth control pills next to her partner.

The artist A.F. Branco’s work on the site also includes a drawing of President Barack Obama murdering a doctor with a giant sword.

There is no evidence that access to health insurance or birth control leads to an increase in STDs.

Branco gave the following statement about the cartoon early Wednesday morning, according to the Huffington Post:

“I’m not against birth control nor do I feel that it is any of my business what people do sexually. However, I do feel that contraceptives are inexpensive and accessible enough that I shouldn’t have to pay for them through my taxes. I also feel that my government shouldn’t be promoting promiscuous sex as though condoms are the answer to all STDs and promiscuous behavior.”

38 comments
Fortunecookie
Fortunecookie

First of all, it's ridiculous to think that ObamaCare is going to lead to an increase of STDs. Secondly, people who have STDs are usually embarrassed and afraid to date anyone. That's why the dating website for people who have STDs, Positive Singles is doing so well. People feel safe there, knowing that everyone else also has an STD.

Hermione
Hermione

Wise old saying - condoms are cheaper than diapers.

Think about it.

jmac
jmac

Fund viagra, deny contraceptives, then bitterly complain about abortion.  

Who says the Republican party doesn't need counseling?  It needs an entire mental hospital, not just the lunatic wing.   

Tero
Tero

Yet another example of the complete lack of humour amongst conservatives. This lame crap actually passes as funny in bagger world...

rlande6572
rlande6572

Some of the comments here suggest that the left takes itself too seriously and lacks a sense of humor. As the saying goes, inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out. 

jmac
jmac

". . . contraceptives are inexpensive . . . "    Yes, if you make a decent living, they are.   If you live below the poverty line every penny counts.  Six hundred dollars a year is a goodly sum.   Why make it harder for the poor?   Why does the party that says it doesn't like abortions and is the party of God belong to the party that begrudges any help for those in need?   it doesn't make sense.   Gathering soup cans in your neighborhood doesn't hack it.  

  Covering contraceptives when your health care plan covers viagra should be a no brainer.  

reallife
reallife

That poor guy should've drawn a picture of Mohammed. He would've had an easier time.

LOL



Dude_who_cares
Dude_who_cares

Such is the caveman mentality of the GOP. Should we expect anything more from them?

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Oh the many questions:

If you can't access the website, how did she get insurance from it?

How is it not your fault for having sex with her in the first place?

If you are so stupid as to not have safe sex with a stranger, why would her being on birth control or not have actually stopped you?

You seem to have herpes on the mouth.  You do know that oral sex is completely unaffected by birth control, right?

sacredh
sacredh

The left is trying to hide the fact that free contraceptives may prevent unwanted pregnancies and help to prevent abortions. As a God-fearing American, this disgusts me. Sex is fun but should only take place between a man and his subservient wife. Women are allowed to vote. This was a huge mistake because there is the possibility that an election falls on "that time of the month" when they're not thinking clearly. I'm all for rights, but sometimes we just go too far.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

What kind of idiots does the rightwing cater to these days?

Hermione
Hermione

@jmac

Social conservatives complain about sponsored reproductive healthcare, abortion, and also complain about all the people living off the government.  Some folks just love to complain for the sake of complaining

And some people wonder why I am no longer a card-carrying Republican....

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@Tero  "This lame crap actually passes as funny in bagger world..."

Not mention the crappy illustration. I've had interns who could do better cartooning.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@rlande6572 Yes those Totalitarian liberals telling people who they can and can't marry and when they can and can't have kids.

jmac
jmac

@rlande6572   There is not one thing funny about the cartoon and the sad fact that women might  be denied contraceptives under health care while their husbands have viagra covered.     

You must have thought George Bush's joke about not finding WMD's under the White House chair was hilarious.  It wasn't.  

There's a reason  Colbert was invited to Bush's Correspondence Dinner and it certainly wasn't that conservatives "get" humor.   They thought he was a conservative.  Irony and satire are w-a-y over their heads.  

Hermione
Hermione

@jmac 

Absolutely.

If conservatives don't want to pay for birth control, then they should be up in arms about paying for Viagra.  Double standard - I'll leave it at that.

TeresaPon1
TeresaPon1

@sacredh  Your an idiot. That time of the month does not affect the way women think. As far as sex is concerned that is your choice who you want to have sex with. Not your concern as to who anyone else has sex with. Also married women use birthcontrol also. 

Thatguy112
Thatguy112

I think the cartoon us funny even though it's not really accurate, that's sort of how humor works. Judging by your little rant you're probably not intelligent enough to understand but, for the sake of argument, birth control and viagra are not in the same category. Birth control prevents natural body function while viagra allows it. Realistically viagra should be covered long before birth control.

scrimbul
scrimbul

@TeresaPon1 @sacredh

 Sacred is a liberal living in the midst of a pack of conservatives, and has been chronicling those escapades of neighbors who don't think through their political opinions fully for years. Usually by making bets they can't win and raking in free cash.

You would have to have been lurking to understand that he was doing poor satire.

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

@TeresaPon1  

You have to know sacredh to understand and appreciate his comment.   You must be new around here.

outsider
outsider

@TeresaPon1 @sacredh 


He's snarking.. 


Pointing out the absurdity of the cartoon. 

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@reallife "straight-up centrist (just like Obama)...now that's hilarious!"

Guess what? Liberals don't enact "Welfare reform" or Heritage Foundation crafted health care reform. The liberal minimum for health care reform would have been a single-payer, government plan, parallel with the private insurance market. Though wingers with no real life understanding of actual political philosophies would probably call that sosializm.


reallife
reallife

@shepherdwong @reallife " straight-up centrist (just like Obama)"


now that's hilarious!

LOL

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@reallife   That's actually pretty funny. Though, presuming that's a Clinton reference, he was a straight-up centrist (just like Obama).

reallife
reallife

@mantisdragon91 @Thatguy112 "helping fat, out of shape men get an erection"

noone wants to hear about your personal problems, honey

or about your fantasies

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@Thatguy112 Viagra should be covered before birth control? Yes helping fat, out of shape men get an erection is so much more important than protecting women from STDs and unwanted pregnancies.

jmac
jmac

@manlyman @jmac  Reality is contraceptive issues are not winning issues for the Republican party.

Keep it up!  

sacredh
sacredh

@scrimbul, come over to the darkside and post. We have cookies.