I don’t mean to be (entirely) dismissive… But does Sandra Fluke actually still matter to anyone? I mean, you would think that even Democrats might eventually grow tired of listening to a 30-something year old college student whine about wanting free birth-control. But, I guess you would be wrong. Sandra is at it again, ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case.
Hobby Lobby has been fighting for the religious liberty of its owners before the Supreme Court. Today, SCOTUS is expected to release its ruling on the matter – determining whether or not the Obamacare contraception mandate (requiring employers to provide their employees with “free” birth control) is a violation of the First Amendment. Sandra, of course, is busy crusading on Twitter for free no-baby pills: (HT: Daily Caller)
Thank God we have people like Sandra in the twittersphere to help us understand these issues. See, until Sandra straightened us out, I thought Hobby Lobby was simply refusing to pay for someone else’s morning after contraception pill… I wasn’t aware that the company was actually banishing women from healthcare clinics, and forcibly denying them the ability to purchase contraceptives from their local Planned Parent–
Wait… What? Oh… As it turns out, I was actually right the first time: Hobby Lobby just wants their employees to pay for their own contraception (The horror!). Apparently, if a company has the audacity to require that their employees pay for their own elective healthcare options, they are engaged in “denying women” their right to contraception. I guess this means that employers are also denying their employees the right to food, clothing, housing, transportation, and most other basic necessities of life in the 21st century; because (gasp!) employees have to pay for all those things with their take-home pay.
It almost seems like liberals are a little confused about the meaning of the word “denial”. In the entitlement society of Fluketopia, being forced to pay for birth-control out of your own pocket is an egregious violation of human rights… After all, women can’t possibly be expected to take care of their own health, right? I mean, it’s pretty obvious that equality and empowerment come from depending on entitlements and government mandated acts of charity… Or something.
The link in Sandra’s tweet is just as ridiculously manipulative:
Please join Sandra Fluke and the DCCC and sign this petition declaring that a woman’s boss should not have a say in her health care decisions.
Right… Apparently, employers aren’t supposed to care about your lifestyle, your sexual activity, your healthcare priorities, or your moral compass. They’re just supposed to subsidize it. Sandra doesn’t want your boss to have a say in your healthcare decisions. She just wants them to pay for it.
Sandra, the DCCC, and the American Left have an obviously low opinion of women in today’s world. Long gone are the days of individual empowerment, and equal treatment. Today, the feminists of the Left demand government-sanctioned dependency for the fairer sex. After all, in the mind of Sandra Fluke, women are clearly too weak to shell out eight bucks a month for their own birth control pills… That should be a
man’s company’s responsibility.