"What's all the fuss about? Catholics (and others) aren't being required to use contraceptives, so what's the big deal?"
Didn’t Obama strike a compromise so that now contraceptives will be available free-of-charge by health insurers. Why do we have to force health insurers to provide for something that doesn’t cost that much? Everyone knows that anyone who wants contraceptives has easy access to such measures even if he or she does not have a health plan that provides for them. The local friendly drugstore has aisles stacked to the ceiling with condoms and other "family planning" measures, while clinics such as Planned Parenthood hand out birth control pills and abortions with abandon -- sometimes even to underage girls, as damning videos taken by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles have shown.
Obama has talked about contraception as if it were one of our most basic human rights. Why? Because many liberals regard pregnancy as a disease to be prevented. As Sen. Barbara Boxer said about free contraception and abortion pills, “It’s medicine, and women deserve their medicine.” Obama views the Constitution mainly as an impediment to controlling institutions such as churches and families that stand between the state and individuals. Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore from Wisconsin said last week on the House floor that being exposed to the prospects of pregnancy is a danger to women's health and safety. I'm serious--you can't make this stuff up!First of all, as far as the Obama administration is concerned, this is NOT really about the availability of contraceptives for every woman.
Here’s where all this is headed:
The next step on the part of the government will almost certainly force all religious institutions to provide access to health care insurance that provides coverage of surgical abortions. The Obama administration will argue that just like contraceptives, abortion should be available to all women, offered free-of-charge by health insurers (By the way, when Obama says “free” or “without cost”—who picks up the tab? Look in the mirror. That’s who’s going to be forced to pay for these additional costs).
Where does it end? Regular exercise is good, so the President decides that all health care plans should cover, without co-pay, access to regular exercise classes. What about Prilosec which would benefit me and others who suffer from acid-reflux? What about our teeth? Shouldn’t the government pay for our dental care? What about sex-change surgery? After all, it would be discriminatory we are told by panels of psychologists to deny sex-change surgery. And what about stem-cell research? If the president decides that everyone should have access to cell therapy for Parkinson’s and Alzheimers, why not. And what about elective euthasnasia? Health plans will have to cover that as well because they offer it in
All of these rights which are NOT found in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights will be rights which our President will deem necessary as he forces us to bow to totalitarian government control of every aspect of our lives.
In regards to this administration, this is not a simple matter of making contraceptives available to all women, but part of a bigger, grander strategy. If you don’t want a totalitarian government running your life, and eliminating your freedom of choice, then make sure you vote to send Obama packing come November.