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  •  In some cases it it birth control... (15+ / 0-)

    ...or food for the kids that came because effective birth control was so expensive.

    The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

    by NCJim on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:20:40 AM PST

    •  not getting in cost argument (7+ / 0-)

      We should not fall into the trap of arguing cost, or fairness, or anything else the right likes to do to prove a point.  Should we deny a school lunch if a kid has a cell phone or a pair of Jordon's.  Should retailers be allowed to deny service to snap beneficiaries if they buy expensive toilet tissue or meat?  Should we cut military benefits because they can always get snap?

      The issue at hand is if birth control will reduce the number of abortions, and if the cost of subsidizing the birth control is justified on the perceived loss of life caused by abortion.  If a person who believes that an abortion is equal to taking a life, and accepts that birth control reduces abortions, yet does not believe that the cost to subsidize birth control is justified, especially when that person claims that real cost of birth control is small, then that person must either believe that human life is not worth very much, or that abortion is not really equivalent to taking a life.

      This is the real disconnect with the wingnut conservatives, be they catholics or evangelical christians or just nuts.  If we believe their arguments, we must conclude that they are not worried about unborn babies, but the ability of men to impregnant women against their will and the lack of the ability to control what happens to their bodies after that happens.

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