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Boehner Plans to Permit and Fund Obama's Attack on Religious Freedom

Libby312 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 11:07 AM
Understand this - you're losing the argument. Women deserve adequate health care. Not everyone uses birth control to prevent pregnancy. I certainly do not. I am a Christian of strong faith who believes that sex is something that should only happen in marriage. I've always believed it even I haven't always lived it (hello, college and unplanned pregnancy). But since having my daughter, my faith has become stronger, and I returned to my once sacred beliefs. I said that to say this - birth control shouldn't be left to religous scholars. There are many reasons why birth control other than condoms is needed. For me, it is to prevent periods that happen twice a month. The GOP seriously needs an education in matters of women's health.
Robert1824 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 8:23 PM
That's fine for you, but you have absolutley no right to try to deny other people the right to use contraceptives. And you're obviously not so poor that you would not be able to provide for your daughter .
Former_Naval_Person Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 12:23 PM
Libby312 - while there are some who take oral contraceptives for reasons other than birth control, only 14% do so solely for purposes other than birth control. Many people need medicines, but the taxpayer is not expected to pick up the tab for all of them. They are not being made to pick up the tab for contraceptives for any reason other than the idea that contraception is a "right" and that is should be provided free of charge to the user. Sorry, but many Americans, Christian or otherwise, disagree with that notion, and do think it an infringement on their liberties, including that of religious freedom.

So, if I am paying for you not to have two periods a month, are you going to pay for another woman's in vitro treatment?
When the Obama administration finalized its regulation requiring health care plans to provide cost-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, House Speaker John Boehner -- as this column noted last year -- was one of those who correctly argued that the regulation was an attack on religious freedom and that Congress must not let it stand.

On Wednesday, in craven contradiction to that position, Boehner plans to lead the Republican-controlled House in enacting a continuing resolution that will fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2013 and that will provide the administration with the money to carry out its...