Comedian Amy Schumer has a killer parody of a contraceptive prescription ad. In it, Schumer “satirizes just how hard it is for a woman to get her hands on birth control, following the commercial’s instructions to ask dudes from her doctor to her mailman if ‘birth control is right for you.’”
Carissa House-Dunphy (Liberal America) said that Schumer “brings the laughs with her new Republican-approved birth control ad, although HJ Res 43 is no laughing matter in the birth control debate.” According to House-Dunphy, the ad parody “comes in response to recent Republican campaigns to limit a woman’s ability to make her own reproductive healthcare decisions, such as the Hobby Lobby decision in the Supreme Court and a Texas judge’s ruling to overturn the mandatory contraception coverage in employer-provided health insurance, which is part of the ACA.”
Most recently, the House voted on H.J.Res. 43 , which Nancy Pelosi calls “Hobby Lobby on steroids.” The bill would overturn a new law in Washington D.C. which mandates that an employer cannot fire a female employee for decisions she makes about her reproductive health. A Republican-controlled House proposed voting on a “resolution of disapproval,” which is a rarely used parliamentary measure, to repeal the law.
NOTE: I wrote about the H.J.Res. 43 recently in my post titled The Vagina Vigilantes Strike Again!: Republican Members of the House of Representatives Vote to Strike Down D.C. Law That Bans Reproductive Discrimination.
Unfortunately, Schumer’s prescription ad video is not available on YouTube. You’ll have to click here to view it.