Daily Archives: February 12, 2012
The Church, Birth Control and Santorumatozoa
The Republican presidential race appears to have shifted from debating the economy to discussing social issues – same-sex marriage, abortion and, amazingly enough, birth control. The year is 2012 and Republicans are discussing the morality of birth control. Go figure.
In the kerfuffle involving the health care law, religious-affiliated organizations and birth control, the Obama administration neatly stick handled responsibility away from the organizations and onto the insurers.
Mr. Obama announced that rather than requiring religiously affiliated charities and universities to pay for contraceptives for their employees, the cost would be shifted to health insurance companies. The initial rule caused a political uproar among some Catholics and others who portrayed it as an attack on religious freedom.
As for the Catholic Church’s concerns over birth control, I’m going with Bill Maher on this one.
” The Catholic Church was livid about this. They should not be forced to pay for something they hate and they don’t believe in. The vagina.”
And you can throw in hardcore conservatives along with the Church as people and organizations showing disdain for women’s rights. Here’s the latest from the Party of the Insane.
But Republicans and some conservative Catholic groups are not satisfied with the accommodation and hope to use their false claim of “religious persecution” to deny women access to preventive health services. Despite Obama’s decision to shield nonprofit religious institutions from offering birth control benefits, next week Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) is expected to offer an amendment that would permit any employer or insurance plan to exclude any health service, no matter how essential, from coverage if they morally object to it:
What more can one say about these people than to note that they have found the perfect man to lead them to the promised land. Rick Santorum.