If you aren’t willing to put up the cash to pay for a pregnancy test, are you really financially stable enough to support a child?
Republican Senator Pete Kelly, known for saying that birth control is for women “who don’t want to act responsibly” first proposed the $400,000 program that will come into effect this December in Alaska that places free pregnancy tests in the bathrooms of 20 bars and restaurants.
Because, you know, women aren’t acting responsibly so they need to pee onto a stick when they have a night on the town or go out to dinner with their family.
The program is designed to focus on women who aren’t aware that they are pregnant, and the hope is that women will see the test in the bar or restaurant and test themselves because what else are you going to do in a bathroom?
Senators are hoping that these tests will drop the fetal alcohol syndrome rate in Alaska, which is the highest in the country.
Fetal alcohol syndrome occurs when a child bearing woman binge drinks or consumes too much alcohol in general. This often happens when the woman has no idea she is pregnant, and can leave the child with numerous birth defects.