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White House: Court ruling risks women's health
AP ^ | June 30, 2014

Posted on 06/30/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT by don-o

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves.

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KEYWORDS: hobbylobby; hobbylobbydecision; scotus; womenshealth
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To: Grams A

Exactly what I wrote elsewhere.

The premise that anything to do with having sex is “medical” is full of BS.

Insurance should NEVER cover abortion, birth control pills, and certainly not Viagra. None of these is “medical” and has anything to do with living or dying, or being able to do all the things that actually are at the root of individual life.


51 posted on 06/30/2014 10:27:37 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My sister died of extremely rare, very deadly breast cancer - not the kind everyone thinks of.

THAT is a “women’s health” issue, not killing babies or keeping them from coming.


52 posted on 06/30/2014 10:28:41 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: don-o

“White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves”

Exactly, I agree with this statement. I don’t know what there was in the decision that prohibits a woman from making decisions for themselves about their personal health. You would think that it is prohibited if somebody else doesn’t pay for it.

Women working for Hobby Lobby: If you want that contraception, reach into your dang purse and buy it!

But then again, why should they be expected to make those decisions when, according to Fluke the slut, they evidently are unable to resist copulating indiscriminately.


53 posted on 06/30/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: Organic Panic

The most absurd slogan I’ve seen is, “My birth control is none of your business,” even as they demand that others pay for something that is supposedly none of their business.


54 posted on 06/30/2014 10:34:53 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: don-o

It’s about time MURDER Inc. takes a hit more to ensue I hope.


55 posted on 06/30/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"Insurance should NEVER cover abortion, birth control pills, and certainly not Viagra. None of these is “medical” and has anything to do with living or dying, or being able to do all the things that actually are at the root of individual life."

Viagra could be considered medical because erectile dysfunction is classified as a medical disorder. But menstruation is not in most cases considered a disorder, but is the body functioning NORMALLY.
56 posted on 06/30/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: don-o

I guess Liberal women are dumber than dirt after all. Can’t make their way to a pharmacy with a script from their gyn and pay for their own birth control. It’s all just too much for them?!?!!

Honestly at this point I’m about to support making oral contraceptive over the counter. Let these women who can’t imagine being responsible for financing their own sex lives figure out if they are high risk for taking them.


57 posted on 06/30/2014 10:39:24 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: don-o

Ridiculous statement from the WH considering prescription birth control is much riskier for women than not taking anything. On the other hand what can you expect from an administration that views pregnancy as a disease.


58 posted on 06/30/2014 10:46:02 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: don-o

Another GOP attack in the War on Women, eh Barack?


59 posted on 06/30/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: don-o
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves.

Wasn't this case about the nanny gob'ment making the decisions for them??

60 posted on 06/30/2014 10:48:15 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Seems to me I remember reading an article about the government paying out millions of dollars to Medicare recipients in 2008 for Viagara. Talk about BS. Haven’t heard much about it since then.

I had a great individual police from 1985 to 2013 which had a high deductible and which I had only in the event I had to go in the hospital. Did not cover mental health, HIV and very limited cancer treatment. Kept it even though I was Medicare eligible because it covered only what I wanted at a monthly cost of less than $250. Received a notice last year that I could keep the policy but I had to add maternity benefits, wellness checks, and birth control, among other things, to “comply” with Obamacare mandates and the monthly cost was going to more than triple. Since my “baby” just turned 50, doubt if I’m going to have any more newbies so said thanks but no thanks.


61 posted on 06/30/2014 10:48:50 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

*sigh* again...

There is no individual NEED for erections. None. It is not “medical”; one is not going to wither away because of it. I don’t care what males think is so desperately important to them and so the industry dutifully categorizes it so.

It is a WANT, not a NEED.


62 posted on 06/30/2014 10:49:55 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: don-o

Any woman whose health is at risk because she has to pay for her own birth control [$4 a month at http://www.target.com/pharmacy/generics-alphabetic target] instead of her employer or the taxpayers providing for her hobby is far too delicate for the real world. Isn’t there an institution (an adult day care facility, not the institution of government) that feeds and cares for those who are not sufficiently functional to deal with real life?


63 posted on 06/30/2014 10:49:55 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: don-o

Ridiculous...


64 posted on 06/30/2014 10:52:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Grams A

LOL

That is another thing: “wellness visits” (we used to call them CHECK-UPS, thank you very much).

I should not even have to have a check-up, period. If I do not suspect anything wrong, that is not “medical”. It is not a NEED. If I want to waste time on that, I should pay for it myself.

I think it’s a scam. Just like the Viagra option.


65 posted on 06/30/2014 10:53:27 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Yep, don't really NEED to walk, either, or see or poop out your rectum.

Not being able to get it up is God's way of telling you to find a hobby like bird watching.

66 posted on 06/30/2014 10:57:46 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: don-o

“White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves.”

Did this Supreme Court decision end their ability to do this? What a bunch of perverted, convoluted “thinkers” we have in D.C.!


67 posted on 06/30/2014 10:59:28 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: don-o

Been following this young moonbat I know on her Twitter feed today.

Sounds like she’s about ready to hang herself by her panties at work.


68 posted on 06/30/2014 11:02:18 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: CityCenter
Ridiculous statement from the WH considering prescription birth control is much riskier for women than not taking anything.

Even more ridiculous when you look at all the efforts made to convince sexually active unmarried people to use a condom, which is not a form of birth control included in health care plans. So we've got one part of the federal government saying "use a condom to prevent diseases" and the other part saying "women's health is compromised because they are using condoms instead of IUDs, the pill, etc."

And that is a great example of why government should stop trying to micro-manage people's lives.

69 posted on 06/30/2014 11:12:39 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And she still apparently cannot afford a bottle of shampoo.


70 posted on 06/30/2014 11:16:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: don-o

As Rush said today you can get a months supply of contraceptives at Wallmarts for 9.99. The cost of 2 lattes.


71 posted on 06/30/2014 11:19:14 AM PDT by AU72
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To: don-o

“White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves.”

Maybe I’m stupid but I haven’t read anyplace that women aren’t being allowed to make personal health decisions.

It’s just forcing someone else to pay for it that’s changed.

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72 posted on 06/30/2014 11:19:38 AM PDT by Mears
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To: don-o

prediction: Barry is gonna slap some kind of a fee on companies who opt-out and use that to provide the goods directly via PP or a Government handout program.


73 posted on 06/30/2014 11:37:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
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74 posted on 06/30/2014 11:38:18 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Looks like Obama is going to trump SCOTUS from the headlines with a unilateral move on illegal immigration.


75 posted on 06/30/2014 11:40:10 AM PDT by AU72
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To: don-o
Here comes our punishment for the Hobby Lobby and SEIU decisions. Petulant child President must retaliate.
76 posted on 06/30/2014 11:41:30 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: AU72

Could go for a twofer.

Border + BC


77 posted on 06/30/2014 11:41:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Rush said he would have the feds offer free BC.


78 posted on 06/30/2014 11:44:07 AM PDT by AU72
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To: don-o

Josh Earnest: Doesn’t even understand his own name.

LOL.


79 posted on 06/30/2014 12:25:49 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

One definitely needs to defecate. No question.

Walking is also quite necessary. In the wild, one would be a sitting duck waiting for predators. Aside from that, being moved is needed to ward off pneumonia and atrophy.

No comparison. Common sense, please!


80 posted on 06/30/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: the OlLine Rebel
You can defecate into a bag, through a hole in your torso; why walk when you can use a Hoveround?

All you offered was your own definition of need, which might seem like common sense to you, but who cares?

The more rational standard of treating a non-functioning, or malfunctioning body part or process seems adequate enough here.

81 posted on 06/30/2014 1:37:30 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

No, it will not lead to your death. Neither does it really hinder anything but your pleasure. Oh God help that a man can’t have his sex. Monks and other good people have managed no ejaculation and they have lived long with no intervention.

Defecating with a colostomy bag is NOT natural and REQUIRES surgery - medical procedure.

There just is no comparison. Absurd.


82 posted on 06/30/2014 1:58:17 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: Girlene

“This is all about buying women’s votes.”

absolutely! Hillary will be running on this decision, you can bet on it. How did Sotomayor and Ginsberg vote, as this may have some impact on Hillary’s ability to use this decision to sound the clarion for women’s rights being denied by those white-privileged men?


83 posted on 06/30/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"There is no individual NEED for erections. None. It is not “medical”; one is not going to wither away because of it."

There is no absolute "need" to walk without pain, to have good vision in both eyes, to be able to move one's arms without pain, to have better hearing, to have straight teeth, or to be rid of many other physical ailments. Medicine extends far beyond treating potentially fatal illnesses. You talk like a medieval monk or a Christian Scientist. Sex may be optional for YOU, but others may want to enjoy a sex life if there is some treatment which makes that possible.

Your comment reminds me of the old joke, "I went to my doctor and told him it hurts when I do this [raises arm in air]." My doctor said, "Don't do that." You're like the doctor in the joke.
84 posted on 07/02/2014 8:47:23 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

In nature, you would be dead meat walking with pain, or even having pain anywhere else or being visually or audibly impaired. Non-working male appendage has nothing to do with being able to live.

My sister died 2 years ago of a rare breast cancer and I myself have gone through gigantic tumor removal in the gut and then pulmonary embolism in the last year.

Excuse me for having little sympathy for something that is nothing but basically elective and getting it covered.

And that is the key to whether it is truly medical or not - 100% elective. Thus, it should not have any coverage. Any more than should BC pills (which incidentally are used for other more medical issues).


85 posted on 07/02/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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