If it's up to an employer to have "moral arguments" against covering health related coverage, then an employer can morally object to whoever swallows a bucket of fried fast food more than once per year, which would substantially increase the chance that medical intervention will be needed to deal with the food consumption abuse.
But no conservative will ever dare to publicly state that kind of a moral objection, of course.
Not to mention that none of them will ever call for withholding contraception related coverage from men.
That's why all their arguments are hypocritical, false, lame and worthless -- for the past 60 years, and counting.
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
A. The CBS/NYT Poll this thread cites is flawed-- no that's not even the right word-- it is BUNK. Anybody actually read it?
Later in the file you can see the actual numbers and the breakdown between R D I. The poll was of only registered voters, only 878 interviews, and the poll does not account for affiliations beyond R D I."This poll was conducted by telephone from March 7-11, 2012 among 1009 adults nationwide.878 interviews were conducted with registered voters, including 301 with voters who said they plan tovote in a Republican primary. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line andcell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minusthree percentage points. The margin of error for the sample of registered voters could be plus or minusthree points and six points for the sample of Republican primary voters. The error for subgroups may behigher. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls."
B. The dems are not the ones introducing legislation to prevent women from obtaining birth control in a variety of forms in a variety of states on a variety of levels. So who is making a big deal out of contraception?
States have enacted laws that prohibit some or all insurance policies from covering abortion care
Pharmacists can refuse to sell LEGAL drugs i.e. emergency contraception
Forced sonograms/ ultrasounds
The Heartbeat Bill
State sanctioned lying to patients by doctors regarding the state of the fetus
Defunding Planned Parenthood
Etc... Etc... Etc....
C. I have no newfangled arguments against the church, the right of the employer, abortion is OK, abortion is murder, this form of BC is OK, this form of BC is not, abstinence vs. sluttiness, viagra, Ms. Fluke's agenda, the grand purpose of sex, on and on and on. I will revert to what I believe and what I know to be true. My body, my choice. Everybody else, republicans, democrats, the church, my employer, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santorum, Gloria Steinham, Jane Fonda and anyone else I CHOOSE to deny entrance, can stay the **** OUT OF MY VAGINA and MY UTERUS!
Now, y'all had to go and make me use a bad word.
"You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didnít have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, Iím allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and Iíve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I donít, before you know it, you wonít let me say nothing at all"
--Randolph J. Dworkin
ďReading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.Ē
-- Ben Franklin
"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world"
-- Chaos Theory
Over 8% unemployment for the longest sustained time in the history of this country since the great depression. 19% underemployment (stimulus jobs), $4+ trillion dollars in new debt in less than 3 years, home foreclosures continuing unabated by any Obama plan, gasoline heading toward $5 a gallon driving up prices of all consumer goods, food prices hitting the stratosphere and GDP growth below 2% which means we're losing ground. Democrats won't gain seats after that stellar record? They lost 63 seats in the House and 6 in the Senate in 2010 and gasoline was only $2.80 a gallon, 2012 is shaping up for a repeat of 2010. Good luck, your going to need it badly!
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams