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HHS Announcement Changes Little – Superficial Accounting Gimmicks Do Not Equate to Conscience Protections

Dave64 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:13 AM
Say it with me: there is NO SUCH THING as "abortifacient " contraception. There is NO SUCH THING as "abortifacient " contraception. There is NO SUCH THING as "abortifacient " contraception. There is NO SUCH THING as "abortifacient " contraception. There is NO SUCH THING as "abortifacient " contraception. The scientific evidence that hormonal contraception does NOT affect implantation is OVERWHELMING, but ignored by the right wing.
CJ_94 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:33 PM
Can you say ella? The government-approved prescribing information still says that it does affect implantation. Your OVERWHELMING evidence doesn't appear to be overwhelming anyone in the FDA.
CJ_94 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:36 PM
And, by the way, who cares? It's not germane to this discussion. This is a discussion about conscience clauses and the fact that superficial accounting gimmicks do not amount to conscience clauses. Companies still have to pay for insurance which provides services to which they object.

And now, thanks to the Fiscal Cliff deal, more employers are finding it cheaper to pay the government fine than to provide insurance which they already object to.

President Obama: "If you like your doctor, you can keep him."
US Government: "Not so much."
Maggie03 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 11:09 AM
Repeat after me,.....there is no such thing as a free abortion or birth control,not by the government or the insurance company. If you are not paying for them with money you earned ,then somebody else is, and many do not want to to for various reasons. It is just that simple.

Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by David Christensen.

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