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  •  You seem to have misunderstood... (0+ / 0-)

    I am not going to speculate about what the GOP leaders would want to do along the lines of restricting access to birth control, but you've made an unwarranted leap from what is actually going on to an imagined ban.

    The republican view is that people should not be forced by the government to fund medical treatments that are proscribed by their religious beliefs.  In this case, those opposed to birth control will be effectively forced to purchase coverage for it anyway.

    I'll attempt to invert the scenario. Imagine that, constitutional questions aside, the government decided to mandate exorcism coverage for all Americans. To implement this, a mandatory tithe would be imposed, and anyone in the country would be guaranteed access to exorcisms--from any provider, christian or otherwise--free of charge.

    •  they have said themselves (0+ / 0-)

      that it is a "war" on abortion AND birth control

    •  No, I can't agree with that (4+ / 0-)

      What this is is getting women back in the kitchen raising babies and out of politics and the work place.

      Women will be running the country the way they are surpassing men in college and in the workplace. They will own the most small businesses in this country in a very short time.

      Rich white men are losing control over what they have enjoyed for so long. This is planned. It has nothing to do with anyone's religious beliefs. This republicon war on women  is a conspiracy. Just like the war on every other segment of society these bastards are waging.

      O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives. ::: Jim Morrison :::

      by Kevanlove on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 12:39:20 PM PDT

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    •  Health insurance covers many procedures (3+ / 0-)
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      that I will never have and even some that I have some ethical issues with (because I think they may be dangerous to the patient). One of the 'services' that insurance companies provide is to analyze whether a particular treatment is cost-effective and beneficial. Birth control pills fit that criteria. It's also pretty likely that the actuarial case finds that they save money. $10,000 for a typical birth will buy a lot of birth control.

      Would you feel the same if they were campaigning to get insurance companies to drop coverage for organ transplants or blood transfusions because of their religious objections?

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 02:04:27 PM PDT

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