Ways In Which Aspirin Is and Is Not Effective Birth Control for Women

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Courtesy of gizmodo.com:

 

Prominent Rick Santorum Super PAC booster and probably insane kabillionaire Foster Friess created a kerfuffle todayby saying that women should just put aspirin between their legs for contraception. No really, he did! But rather than dismiss him as a dangerous crackpot with a reckless anti-woman agenda, let’s examine his claim at face value.

The full quote, as related to Andrea Michell on MSNBC:

“You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”

So, is or is not aspirin as good at stopping babies as it is headaches?

Is

If one has a large enough aspirin pill, one can use it to block the penis from entering the vagina. Aspirin pills of this size are not commercially available.

Is Not

The entire recorded history of reproductive science.

Okay, that should about settle it! [Politico]

About Harvin Moore

Harvin C. Moore has volunteered in public education since 1989 when he began tutoring in New York City's East Harlem Tutorial Program, and later in Houston with Communities in Schools. Harvin joined the original board of the KIPP Academy in 1996 and served as Treasurer and Vice Chairman as it began its national expansion. From a desire to broaden the effect of education reform to more children who desperately need it, he ran for and was elected to the Houston Independent School District Board of Education in 2003, where he has served for three terms and as President in 2008. Harvin is an executive in the aerospace industry, where he first worked as a college intern on the launch crew of the first privately funded rocket to reach outer space in 1982. He contends that school reform is not rocket science. He also contends they are both hard work. Harvin publishes The Transformation Times, a blog centered on public education reform issues, at http://www.harvinmoore.com, and tweets @harvinmoore.