The woman that Donald Trump is trusting to “advise” him on reproductive rights, has a STELLAR record of spreading dangerous
lies “myths” about contraception. In fact, she’s a regular Aesop when it comes to spreading fables about how birth control actually works.
First off, Katy Talento is an epidemiologist, and not someone you go to for
a nasty woman pussy grab pelvic exam. But wait, isn’t a woman who analyzes data about diseases, at least close to being an expert on something to do with uterus-y things?
In fact, even “…with nearly 20 years of experience in public health and health policy, as well as government oversight and investigations and program evaluation.” she seems to have missed that study where the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology flatly states that there is no link between miscarriages and use of hormonal birth control before a pregnancy.
On the count of three… one, two, three! “Fake News!”
So just what kind of alt-science is Talento pushing?
Her favorite seems to be spreading long-discredited myths about contraception, including the disproven claims that hormonal contraceptives will turn your womb into some kind of flimsy Ikea version of a uterus – or something.
So, lucky us! Talento told Rewire at the recent CPAC conference that she now, “handles pro-life issues,” as a member of Trump’s Domestic Policy Council. In fact, she said that the Council was, “always looking to protect life.”
And as we know, Trump tends to believe whatever he’s told, as long as it’s wrong. He can certainly trust Katy to be a reliable source of misinformation. In an article she wrote for the January 2015 edition of The Federalist, entitled, “Is Big Pharma Breaking Your Uterus?”
Um. Can you actually break your uterus?
According to good ol’ Katy, if you go on the pill, before long your whole reproductive system will turn into a Broken Particle board. An Ikea Livmoder.
And an allen wrench won’t fix it.
So add Katy Talento to the list of lying hacks that the establishment Republicans have provided to Donald Trump to tell him the myths that will become the alternative facts used to destroy reproductive freedom.