I believe that I’m entitled to free plumbing service whenever I need it, as well as free oil changes for my car.
Who is Rachel Marsden and what conservative credentials does she have?
Obama has set the trap and the GOP has fell in. Helps seal the women voters.
I somehow got on the dnc mailing list when I did a poll about how bad romney is. I decided not to unsubscribe so I could see first hand what the dimocrats are up to. So this is what I got today. By the way, I sent a reply saying:
“Must the party lie to win? I researched this and found what your saying is totally false.”
email from the DNC
This is just unconscionable: Republicans in Congress are trying to make it legal for ANY employer to deny birth control coverage to their employees.
Yes, you read that right. Republicans are on track to give corporations the power to deny women access to health care.
The vote is set for this week — we must act IMMEDIATELY.
We must raise $50,000 by midnight tonight to get activists mobilized and ads up and running in Republican districts about this atrocious assault on womens health care.
Will you contribute $3 or more right now to our urgent Womens Health Rapid Response Fund?
We cant afford to fall short and delay taking action for another day. Women across the country deserve to know that right-wing Republicans intend to take womens health care back to the dark ages. Please give what you can today.
Rep. Diana DeGette
Co-Chair, Pro-Choice Caucus
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A Canadian based in Paris.....nothing she writes is surprising. The only question is why in the world does she consider herself ‘conservative’?
I am so tired of these ridiculous ‘academe’ types telling us what for
Obama has it right? A country on the pill, abortion and gay marriage is in sad shape. Demographics rule.
You know...women and others...are awfully fond of saying that men think with their ummmm... genitals. My, my, my how things have changed now. Now we have women thinking with their vaginas. I can’t figure which is more insane and stupid.
Congratulations, feministas. You have finally succeeded in becoming exactly what you have railed against...a complete sexual object unworthy of consideration as anything more. It is the only place going full circle can end and there it is.
Childishness mixed with the entitlement mentality.
Breathtaking in its stupidity. On the one hand, women are self controlled, intelligent, able to make "choices" and are capable of anything. On the other hand, even "halfway normal" women are unable to keep from having sex, married or not. Only abnormal people can refrain from having sex, even for a short time.
You can do whatever the heck you want. But do NOT make your fellow citizens pay for YOUR CHOICES. Your choices are NOT my business and most importantly NOT the Governments business. As soon as you accept Government Handouts via Government Programs, the Government will dictate to you how to behave; what toilet to use, what light bulb to use, what text book to use, what crop to plant, what health care choices you have, etc. etc. Aren't you uncomfortable laundering YOUR hard earned dollars through the DC Mafia? I know I am and I am willing to fight for your take home pay and your freedom to live life the way YOU CHOSE.
Quit reading right there, Why waste time on someone who has a void where her brain should be. Totally irrational, sadly.
Now, calm down Rachel. Nobody is saying you can’t have all the fun you want. The issue isn’t sex. The issue that some basic moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church have been disregarded by requiring Catholic organizations to pay for contraceptive practices and abortion, which the Church considers to be mortal sins. (And this position is so well-known that it is impossible to believe that whoever wrote this part of the law did so ignorantly.) The issue is also whether the Catholic Church, or any other like-minded body, will have its First Amendment rights protected to teach and practice its faith without government interference.
Let’s deal with something less incendiary than sex. If the goverment ruled that the use of incense violated indoor air quality standards, or that receiving communion from a spoon, or drinking from a common chalice, were unhygienic, or that circumcising Jewish boys was a form of mutiliation, or that reading something like “The Late, Great Planet Earth” in Sunday school is emotionally scarring to young people, do you think the government should have the power to force the change of these practices?
Our republic has slipped down that slippery slope too far.
Rachel’s conscience (or lack of) is good enough for her - so it should be good enough for all. Why would the Catholic church know more concerning the leading of the risen Christ than some lay columnist?
In republican Roman society, the father could (and sometimes did) kill his adult sons if they, in his opinion, did not measure up. But he did it at his own expense, he didn’t bill his neighbors.
I guess she's using the "two wrongs make a right" defense.
Make the guys pay for their Viagra and tax it.
Finally a chance to realize Rhode Island's old dream of taxing sex acts!
To be an actual conservative with a column one needs to be at least mildly conversant with economics. If the service is “free” that just means that everyone who pays premiums is paying for it, including the bishop and the parishioners. In fact they are paying for it for everybody instead of just for themselves. It is not an improvement. If one is compatible with abortion and contraception being the norm in a civilized society then what is one doing writing for a putatively conservative site like Town Hall?
First, it is nonsense to pretend that the HHS mandate had something to do with birth control accessibility. Contraceptives are already at the point of total market saturation. You can access them for free at every County Health Department, every University Student Wellness Center, and every Gay Mens Park n Spark, and for about the cost of a Hershey bar at every Wal-Mart, every Food City, every truck-stop and every Bubbas Beer and Bait.
They couldnt be more accessible if they bagged them up with the M&Ms.
There is no possibility of a challenge to contraceptive accessibility, which no conservative candidate ---Santorum or anybody else -- could curb any more than he could curb the dewfall.
Second, its certainly not an issue of choice. All users are choosers, and dont need my tax money or my online banking password in order to do it. There's no reason for this to be a public issue, because it is a private choice of goods and services that can be regulated very well by the market, especially if (as the author says) there is overwhelming public demand for it. Pay for your own chewing gum, and welcome to it, honey.
Third, weve got these truly existential issues of the flogged and prostrate global economy, the shredded Constitution, the disastrous foreign and military policy decisions of the past 4 years, the Obamunist tyranny, and self-described "conservative" pundits are going to respond to the Democrat tom-toms and start chanting, the Republicans are gonna grab my NuvaRing?
Please. This is misdirection. And its so obvious it makes the "My First Crayola Pack" look subtle.
Read it a bit too fast. Thought it said 'birth certificate'. My bad.