Hey, Ladies: Religious Groups Still Want To Control Your Vagina (And In Other News, Grass Is Green)

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Talk about timing!

Shortly after Centers for Disease Control stats indicated that 37 percent of U.S. births are unintended, a Conservative Christian group is trying to block the White House Policy which makes insurers cover birth control, set to go into effect Aug. 1.

Politico has the story: apparently, the Thomas More Law Center has filed an "emergency motion asking Federal District Judge Robert Cleland of the Eastern District of Michigan to stop the new requirement."

The Center has filed the motion for Legatus -- that's a major Catholic business organization started by Tom Monaghan, the dude who used to own Domino's Pizza.

Anyway, the Center is in a tizzy because exemptions to the mandate -- which include religious institutions -- do not apply to businesses.

So, the argument goes, the mandate violates the religious freedom of business owners whose faith does not support contraception.

There are several lawsuits involving Obama's decision across the country, but only a handful deal directly with employers.

However, Politico notes, a Colorado judge is expect to decide on one such case as early as tomorrow.

As we've noted, this is hardly the first time that religious folk have protested the rule: Some American Protestants are flipping as much of a shit as Catholics.

We'll keep you posted with any new developments.

But if you want a refresher on Obama's health policies in the meanwhile -- and specifically what it means for womenfolk -- read this.

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JustSayin
JustSayin

Birth control is designed to prevent your body from working properly, thereby making it a poison.  With so many natural alternatives, why would anyone be so dumb as to put in in their body?

NeonMosfet
NeonMosfet

The insurance companies cover the cost of your Viagra, no questions asked, so that makes the insurance companies' position on birth control, women's, the same thing as forced control.

 

Angela Garcia @NeonMosfet

ableher09
ableher09

So, insisting that people cover the costs associated with their PRIVATE sexual affairs amounts to wanting control over a woman's vagina?  I'm confused.  What world of logic do you occupy?

Ian_Knight
Ian_Knight

This is idiotic. It's an obvious attack on women's reproductive rights, once again. Not insuring women and preventing them from accessing birth control isn't asserting your religious freedom, it's trampling on the rights of others and forcing your own religious view on them. Women have a right to contraception, especially in cases of rape or abuse, or where a child would be born into an unsafe environment.

SkanksWhoMurderBabie
SkanksWhoMurderBabie

Hi, we don't want to pay for your abortion, you dirty skank. Please stop trying to force your bloodthirsty, bullying amorality on other people who think you are a piece of garbage. Thanks.

NeonMosfet
NeonMosfet

Then, this is proof that religious groups are hostile toward women. While such a statement won't guarantee birth control, it can facilitate divorce, and diminish DOMA. At the moment, they're screaming foul about gay marriage, but that has little to do with anything. They are bringing up ligatus, to push marriage, read rape, onto women.

 

Angela Garcia @NeonMosfet

ableher09
ableher09

 @Ian_Knight How so?  If women needed sex to survive or be medically sound, I would understand, but sex is for pleasure right?  Don't we typically cover the costs associated with our own pleasure?Contraceptives work after rape?  Regardless, this is a tiny minority of cases and you know it.  If women want contraceptive coverage, they can work for someone else.  I can think of no reason why companies have to use their money to cover a service they are morally opposed to.  Is it so hard to understand?  What if I started asking you to cover private Christian education?

Ian_Knight
Ian_Knight

 @SkanksWhoMurderBabie What about women who are raped? Some insurance policies won't cover contraception for rape victims. Also, this isn't abortion, it's contraception. It prevents a fetus from ever happening. Abortion is the termination of an existing fetus.

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