Because freedom can't protect itself
I disagree, this isn't about "whether a woman should have insurance coverage for birth control...". This is about we who feel we should not have to contribute financially to something that is against our fundamental (religious) beliefs.
If it is your health, your body and your "choice" then YOU pay for it. And, moreover, you can have people who agree with you help pay for it. If a woman wants birth control that isn't any of my business. So, don't make it my business by extorting funds from me to support something I believe to be wrong and we won't have a problem.
The forced participation in a health care program that condones, emphasizes and supports actions I am perosnally against is the issue. You're free to do as you choose, but you are not free to impose your beliefs on me. I am not imposing my beliefs on you, I am simply choosing not to participate in something I don't believe in.
I believe that men who contract a sexually transmitted disease have done so because they are behaving immorally by sleeping around. That is against my religious beliefs. Therefore, why should I as an employer offer health insurance coverage for these diseases? If you choose the behavior, then you must choose to pay for the consequential medical treatment. I am simply choosing not to participate in something I don't believe in.
^^^This. One thousand times this.
Sex is not a right. Mandatory insurance coverage for birth control is equivalent to mandatory insurance coverage for breast implants.
The arguement presented is flawed because the law is not equally applied. An individual churches or religious organizations can be exempt from the law and then the law gives wide discretion to the Secretary of HHS to determine which are religious organizations and which are not.
Ok, May 23rd Anonymous poster, you just did what the author claimed. You ignored the fact that the employer does not have to pay for birth control. Good job, did you even read the article and process it?
Wow, so May 23rd Anonymous poster does exactly as the author says, shoves the fact that the business does not pay for it under the rug. I applaud you.
Then should prenatal and reproductive help be covered by insurance companies? I pay for this under my plan, but I can't have any children anymore.
" The contraceptive coverage rule applies to everybody and doesn’t target anybody; end of story."
The contraceptive coverage rule applies to everyone, yes. It also applies to those who don't want it because it goes against their beliefs. I know this, you know this, the politicians know this, everyone knows this, especially those politicians who made this rule. Again, it is being FORCED on everyone, whether you want it or not. How then does it not target anyone? Why make it cover everyone in the first place? This rule targets everyone whether it is against your beliefs or willingly accepted. THAT is the end of the story. This should not be allowed.
ironic that the ACLU is supporting mandates restricting the individual freedom of business owners to choose what they would like to provide(or not provide).....always thought the ACLU was for personal freedom. seems they are now for forced mandates upon people/businesses.
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