Skip to comments.Constitution doesn’t guarantee free contraceptives
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 departments mandate directly conflicts with the churchs 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 mandates effect on First Amendment religious freedom. When the eleventh-hour testimony of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke was proposed, it didnt take much digging to determine that what she had to offer fell outside the purview of the committees subject matter, which was religious freedom. She wanted to talk about womens health, and on that basis, she was not called as a witness before Issas 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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It all depends on which constitution you are talking about, the, the US Constitution or the one that the federal government goes by.
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.
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.
The constitution we once knew and loved is in tatters. Fluke has an agenda and wants something for nothing.
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