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Constitution doesn’t guarantee free contraceptives
BizPacReview.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 03/27/2012 4:21:16 AM PDT by cap10mike

Last month, the grossly exaggerated testimony of a 30-year-old Georgetown law student delivered before an ad hoc congressional committee quite blatantly attempted to expand the legal definition of the term, “denial of services.”

When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held that all employers, even religious institutions, must provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive services, including those aiding abortions, to its employees, it set off a firestorm within the Roman Catholic community. The department’s mandate directly conflicts with the church’s 2,000-year history celebrating the sanctity of life.

When health officials issued their decision, U.S. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, R-Calif., convened hearings on the mandate’s effect on First Amendment religious freedom. When the eleventh-hour testimony of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke was proposed, it didn’t take much digging to determine that what she had to offer fell outside the purview of the committee’s subject matter, which was religious freedom. She wanted to talk about women’s health, and on that basis, she was not called as a witness before Issa’s committee.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seized the opportunity to throw together her own special committee, the sole purpose of which was to give Fluke the voice she was denied by Issa.

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: billmaher; definition; denial; fluke; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; service
Sandra Fluke redefines the term “denial of services,” and expands it beyond our traditional understanding.
1 posted on 03/27/2012 4:21:19 AM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

It all depends on which constitution you are talking about, the, the US Constitution or the one that the federal government goes by.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 4:33:14 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cap10mike
Fluke is also their argument against those who joke "if the government has to provide birth control, then it should have to provide a partner to use it with". When Pelosi points out that Fluke is always available, any sober male with even the lowest standards would lose interest . . .


3 posted on 03/27/2012 4:51:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: cap10mike

The Constitution, on its face, does not guarantee the right to abortion, either. But once the Doctor Frankensteins of the Supreme Court screamed “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!”, anything goes.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 5:28:27 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: freedomfiter2

Good response!


5 posted on 03/27/2012 5:52:00 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Pollster1

LOL!


6 posted on 03/27/2012 5:53:26 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: PzLdr

You’re right. My real concern is that the left may now use her testimony to redefine “denial of services” to include anything that’s not free.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 5:57:05 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: freedomfiter2

The constitution we once knew and loved is in tatters. Fluke has an agenda and wants something for nothing.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 2:39:09 PM PDT by Doors
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