O'Donnell: Condoms Are An "Anti-Human" "Insult" That Reduce People "To The Level Of A Dog"

September 16, 2010 2:37 pm ET — Media Matters Action Network

Since her surprising victory in the Delaware GOP primary, Christine O'Donnell has been getting a lot of attention for her extreme views. But unlike other Tea Party candidates, such as Sharron Angle (R-NV) and Joe Miller (R-AK), O'Donnell's most jaw-dropping past statements have to do with sex. Over the course of her career as an abstinence-only activist, O'Donnell has denounced efforts to promote condoms and safe sex as "anti-human" and an "insult" that reduces teenagers "to the level of a dog that can't control its hormones." Here are a few of the lowlights (quotes via Nexis): 

"And to me, it's a very anti-human way to go about this. And what I mean about anti-human is even if the population is increasing, so what? So what? People aren't bad. When did humans become a bad thing? Why is it that we have to, you know, stop people from getting pregnant?" [The O'Reilly Factor, 1/6/06]

"[C]ondoms will not protect you from AIDS. So to just throw a bunch of condoms over to Africa and say, here, we're helping you with AIDS, is just going to further the spread of AIDS over there." [Donahue, 4/27/02]

"We're doing a great disservice to our young people because the only protection is abstinence, as condoms have been proven fallible....The federal government should not be telling young people to use condoms....It's also an insult to teenagers, reducing them to the level of a dog that can't control its hormones." [Washington Times, 12/1/95]

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