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  •  Where does EJ get his birth control pills? (0+ / 0-)

    and how much does he pay for them?

    Sometimes troglodytes is a relative term.

    Guys who bang chicks that use BC (hint, probably 98% of American women) and (even unintentionally) make those women feel like whores for using it are... troglodytes. Or douchebags --What have you. No matter how liberal they are on other issues.

    Birth control is a women's preventative health treatment. It is frankly none of mens' business. And I say this as a man. There is literally nothing wrong with birth control, any criticism of it on moral grounds doesn't have a leg to stand on. If the Pope came out tomorrow and said that vaccinations for polio and MMR were immoral, would we say that Catholic hospitals in America should be exempt from administering them? This is how ridiculous this debate is.

    •  I saw this example on a different thread (0+ / 0-)

      and loved it:

      Suppose the Jehovah's Witnesses want to insure the employees at their hospital that also receives federal tax support.

      Should the Jehovah's Witnesses be "forced" to purchase coverage that includes blood transfusions?

      Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?

      But just because something skirts around the subject of "ess--eee--ex" we all are supposed to be respectful of antiquated beliefs and superstitious balderdash.


      Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.

      by koosah on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 03:11:54 PM PST

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    •  The administration is getting ready to compromise (0+ / 0-)

      on this issue, to judge by what Axelrod said today: David Axelrod signals contraception compromise:

      David Axelrod, a senior campaign adviser for the Obama reelection campaign, signaled Tuesday that the Obama administration may be open to a compromise on a new rule that requires many religious employers to provide contraception to their employees.

      “I’m less concerned about the messaging of this than to find a resolution that makes sense,” said Axelrod on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

      “I heard earlier Joe [Scarborough] say, ‘Well, there may be compromises that can be reached.’ We have great respect for the work that these religious institutions do. …We certainly don’t want to abridge anyone’s religious freedoms, so we’re going to look for a way to move forward that both provides women with the preventive care that they need and respects the prerogatives of religious institutions,” he added.

      Certainly compromises are conceivable whereby women in these plans are provided the morning after pill but religious organizations are not the ones who have to pay for it.

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 03:53:10 PM PST

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