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  •  It's an important distinction (0+ / 0-)

    Did he say HE was against birth control, or that the LAWS should be?

    I think the President took the religious exemption thing off the table when he adjusted the original policy.  But some don't.  So that's a separate issue.

    I think Santorum should be asked if he would support laws on the basis of the teaching of the Catholic Church and the authority of the Pope.

    I think he might.  He hasn't actually said that, though, but no one has asked him.  Someone should.

    •  Apparently he said (14+ / 0-)
      But that's not what the issue is about. The issue is about whether the government can force you to do things that are against your conscience.
      The GOVERNMENT is not forcing anybody to take birth control. Period. Nobody is FORCING anybody to do anything.

      They are simply saying that if that is your CHOICE, it should be covered by INSURANCE.

      Insurance that YOU pay for, in one way or another. Remember, if your employer had NO employees, they wouldn't be paying for ANYBODY'S health insurance. And you better believe that they consider that benefit a part of YOUR compensation. Paid for with money they DO NOT PAY YOU, because they pay the insurance company.

      •  Now, Santorum has so far (2+ / 0-)

        only explicitly demanded that employers have the right to so discriminate with your money, but he's also called for Griswold v CT to be overturned and knows damn well that if enough employers cease offering plans with birth control, insurers just stop writing them.  There's no money to be made in writing checks to pharmacies.

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

        by Loge on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:41:14 AM PST

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