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    In that case, you can't limit it to Catholics.  Evangelicals?  Mainstream Protestants.  Etc.  Etc..

    Any source that is stating that "our national health care policies can not include birth control?"

    IMHO this whole thing is being driven by the media and desperate Pols seeking to divert attention from the true national crisis of the economy, jobs and the ramifications and blowback of our continued intervention in foreign countries where we have no place in being in the first place.

    Squirrel?

    Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    by EdMass on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:04:09 AM PST

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    •  It's also being driven by politicians (18+ / 0-)

      who actually want to take away womens' reproductive choices / access to full workplace equality.  It's a ginned up issue because politicians are inconsistent in their outrage and hypocrites, but I think Rick does somewhat believe what he says that if he doesn't want contraception, insurance companies shouldn't provide it to those who do.  He only started expressing thismview when it was Obama on the other end, not when all of his family and staff were on the congressional plan under Trent Lott.

      The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

      by Loge on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:15:04 AM PST

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      •  And they are? (0+ / 0-)

        Names?  

        The assertions are meaningless without facts and sources.

         I'd really like to know who these troglodytes are so can work against them.

        Otherwise, squirrel...

        Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

        by EdMass on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:28:36 AM PST

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        •  Rick Santorum, dumbass. (2+ / 0-)
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          My college mascot was the squirrels, so pick a different animal to spread the message that the issue that isn't important to you shouldn't be important to others.

          The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

          by Loge on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:35:48 AM PST

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          •  Your words, not mine (0+ / 0-)
            It's a ginned up issue
            Went to name calling fairly quickly.  

            Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

            by EdMass on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:39:50 AM PST

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            •  It's a ginned up issue (0+ / 0-)

              to the extent that it's not a serious moral objection or infringement on civil liberties so anyone describing it as such is talking thru the hat.  It's not a ginned up issue to the extent it's clearly something we have to deal with.  As far as insults go, responding name names after I just did a paragraph on Santorum means the comment was quite kind, all things considering.

              When his stated agenda is to overturn Griswold, what do you think he thinks will happen when he blows the doors off mandatory access to plans with insurance coverage?  The religion thing is a camel's nose in the tent to get to insurance companies no longer writing contraception coverage, which, by the way, hurts only working class women, not rich ones. This is an employment discrimination issue, though that's really what the culture wars are about.  Nobody cared about abortion till women started competing for jobs -- don't cite roe, it was legal in many states and commonly practiced among women who could afford it going back into the 50s and 60s, with varying degrees of safety.

              The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

              by Loge on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:49:30 AM PST

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