Obama’s defenders in the recent
dust-up over Catholics and conscience claim it is necessary to over-ride
religious beliefs in order to ensure women’s access to “reproductive
services”.Employees of Catholic
schools, universities and social service agencies are subject to unwanted
pregnancies unless the government steps in to protect them from the misguided.
I checked on the Internet.The BCP Brevicon was $142 for a year’s supply.Allesse was $146.A Copper T IUD would set you back $68
and lasts a while although it had to be inserted by a doctor.
Are Americans really so flaccid and dependent that unless
someone else pays the $140-150 it takes to prevent pregnancy for a year, they
just go ahead and get pregnant and abort or whatever?That’s ridiculous. Sure, it’s nice to have your employer buy you stuff, but I
wouldn’t think employed women are seeing their access to services blocked at
these price levels.
The main issue of course is that government shouldn’t
trample on religious freedoms, period. But this is a particularly foolish case for Obama and the Lefties to
break their pick over.
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Bio: Patterson is the volunteer chairman of the Goldwater Institute and past chairman of the Arizona Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
He has served on several community boards, including Goodwill of Central Arizona, Diamondbacks Foundation and Hospice of the Valley.
He is the state chairman for Americans for Tax Reform. Previously, he served as the President of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council (public sector chair). He was the minority leader (91-92) and majority leader (93-96) of the Arizona Senate.
He is a registered Republican but not politically active. In addition, he was the organizer and lead tenor of the original Arizona Singing Senators.