Dropping the pretense in the war on contraception
At this point, the right knows it has a weak argument for this year's election. They grasp at everything. Honestly, if the president happened to inadvertently pass gas at some event, Republican leaders would try to make it a major campaign issue.
I am not
Actually, it has a lot to do with religious freedom.
Hmmmm... take that further.if an employer objects to say... tonsilectomies, can they opt out? Christian Scientists might like this option. How about transplants? Blood transfusions? HIV meds? Sickel cell anemia? Insulin? (As the parent of a diabetic daughter, I'd really love this one.)
This is a secular country. People make ridiculous claims over coverage, yet none over say... viagra. Most of the ones expressing outrage are men, and I'd bet a poll would put those against as 75% men. It is absolutely ridiculous how men control every damn thing, and now those men who oppose want the right to control our bodies.
The only logical outcome of this would be universal health care, no longer provided by employers, then employers don't have to worry their sexist minds over women taking a responsible approach to sex.
America is in danger. It is in danger of falling victim to a small but vocal minority that is hell bent on imposing its religious views on the rest of us. It's time for the rest of us to assert control and make it clear religion is fine, it has its place, but that place is not in any way shape or form with our government.
I'm not Christian. I don't want Christian standards imposed on me any more than Christians would want divine feminine belief or Reiki imposed on them.
take that further.if an employer objects to say... tonsilectomies, can they opt out? Christian Scientists might like this option. How about transplants? Blood transfusions? HIV meds? Sickel cell anemia? Insulin? (As the parent of a diabetic daughter, I'd really love this one.)
Never heard of a religion with an objection to tonsilectomies, but I suppose it is possible.
f it is okay for the Catholic church to not provide contraception under their insurance plans, then it would be okay for any other company to deny access based on their religious beliefs. Jehovah's Witnesses - no blood transfusions. Scientologists - no mental health coverage. Whatever crackpot who decides they are anti-vaccinations...it would go on and on.
That is right, if it is against their religion, they should not be forced to pay for it.
The laws of this country have to be secular in order to avoid the appearance of a state sponsored religion.