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

Terminus in WA Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 6:46 PM
Birth control has been a covered item under many plans for many years. The problem is the "mandate", being outside the scope of the choice of the insurer or even the covered person. If the government can mandate any portion of what once was private commerce (or an entire industry!), then we are in big trouble.

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.

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...