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Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage

Six04 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:18 PM
At the heart of this debate is the simple question. Does your employer get to decide which medical procedures you are covered for? If that answer is yes. Then what is the line for coverage.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:34 PM
Does the government get to decide which religious beliefs are acceptable?
restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:29 PM
At the heart of this debate is the simple question.

Does the government get to decide which medical procedures of services, that each and every single person, has to pay for whether they need those services or not?

If the answer is yes, then what is to prevent the government from saying you go no treatment at all? Does the government get to decide that forcing insurers to pay for abortificietns is more valuable to GOVERNMENT than providing you with life saving care after a heart attack?

restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:30 PM
go = get

sorry for the typo
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:36 PM
I wouldn't want a government that says abortion isn't murder and that guns kill people, making decisions for me about which religious belief I have is appropriate.

Maybe I ought to buy another gun.
Six04 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:39 PM
I get what you're saying but it seem like you are arguing against your own premise. I don't see this as th government deciding anything except to guarantee individuals an option.

If the concept is to keep these options open for everyone then refusing to offer them actually sets the precedence that medical treatments/medications/procedures can be withheld arbitrarily.


If the interest is in the individual keeping their option.


ps-
Reading your question you seem to be advocating that the individual gets to decide what their provider will cover? Is that correct?

On MSNBC this afternoon, Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia. Just...watch:

What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny...