It needs to be said as often as possible: Nobody wants to limit access to birth control. The opposition is to President Obama mandating that Catholic organizations pay for birth control for employees. But never mind Catholic organizations, Obama's mandate covers all employers; who also may have religious objections.
That's the dealio. So when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls opposition a “cynical attempt to roll back decades of progress in women’s health,” she's lying to you. This is brand new. This is the government deciding what you will buy if you have employees and deciding what is free for everyone.
This is a direct assault on religious liberty. But also, it's another government intrusion into our lives. I simply don't want to buy morning after pills for this spoiled rich kid. I object to the morning after pill anyway; but why should the government make me buy her anything?
Ten years from now when Sandra Fluke is a well paid lawyer, I don't want subsidize her $100k Tesla Roadster. I don't want to buy her lunch, her laptop, or her keffiyeh; so I certainly don't want to buy her birth control.
BTW- I only ever get to listen to Rush Limbaugh when I'm driving but I'm getting a kick out of his Sandra-the-slut needle. Of course she doesn't "have so much sex that someone needs to help her with the birth control bills." You only have to buy your Pill Rx once a month to have all the sex you want. But Rush is putting the focus back on this whiny spoiled child. Of course she can pay for her birth control. People who want birth control have always paid for it themselves.
The hopey-changists are only doing this now because they want to rope in the half-informed. And if you think Rush is being mean, (and well yes, he is a little) what about a President who orders the Catholic Church to buy and supply abortifacients? That is more than mean; it's unconstitutional.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Posted by lumberjack at 3:01 AM