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  •  Supposedly this is about the (4+ / 0-)

    religious objections, not the health benefits. But what this says is that Issa and the rest of the Republicans believe that ONLY MEN have the proper religious credentials to address this issue. They're all stuck in the "women keep your mouth shut" when it comes to religious activities.

    Bad enough that we have to be subservient to religion in the first place, especially a religion we do not belong to. I could have become a Catholic 30 years ago; I was very much in lust with a Catholic young man, and actually attended a few services and thought about becoming Catholic as a way to catch his further attentions. My brother used to say that the Lord has angels for drunks and fools, though, so I obviously had Someone looking out for my better interests. I'm now a happy Episcopalian, a denomination that has no issues with contraception (or at least considers it up to the individual conscience). I don't see why my access should be limited or I should have to pay a financial penalty should I choose to work for a Catholic employer, while my male co-worker gets his ED drugs paid for with no problem.

    Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes (modified)

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 12:28:32 PM PST

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    •  Issa is right. (0+ / 0-)

      Only men have the proper credentials to address this issue, just as only white men have the necessary objectivity to be judges.

      /snark

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 07:26:53 AM PST

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