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

Prominent Rick Santorum Super PAC booster and probably insane kabillionaire Foster Friess created a kerfuffle today by 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]