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(This article was originally posted on Saturday. It has been re-posted as we felt it important enough not be relegated to the relative unread back pages of the slower-trafficked weekends.)
But first this, from Cardinal-Designate, Timothy Dolan:
“Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn’t happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights.”
This is in reference to the Obama administration's (via the Department of Health and Human Services) gracious decision to allow Catholic organizations that provide health care until August of 2013 to start covering contraceptives.
How exactly is mandating more coverage going to bend the cost curve downward? But more importantly, what about freedom of choice and your individual right of religious and moral conscience?
Here's B-Daddy on the matter:
Even beyond religious conscience, this limits everyone's choice. What if I want a plan that costs a lot less? Cutting back on mandated services like contraception that have no co-pay could reduce the cost of insurance. Why isn't that a consumer choice? The assault on freedom from the health care law is so vast, that it sometimes helps to just think about one assault at a time.
Those who argue otherwise just hate me as an individual and hate the whole concept of consumer choice. They are called leftists or statists and they have decided to regulate everyone lives, individual choice and conscience be damned.
B-Daddy's exactly right. Those who support ObamaCare but were the ones back in the 80s and 90s running around in their "Keep your laws off my body" t-shirts are bald-faced, lying-ass hypocrites.
ObamaCare isn't about bending the cost curve downward. ObamaCare isn't about providing better health care for more Americans. Everything you've heard about this excrable law from its supportes is bunk. ObamaCare is about control- nothing more and nothing less. It's about them getting you to sing their tune and dance their jig by legislative and regulatory fiat whether you like it or not.
It simply gives lie to the whole notion of being "pro-choice". What a sick, sick joke.
(UPDATE #1): KT was kind enough to link to us and we will return the favor as he also provided some trenchant commentary on the subject at hand:
Like I said above, there's no financial reason for it. There's no access reason for it, either. It's not like contraception isn't available down to the point where you can buy it in vending machines in the bathrooms at bars. It's not that there's insufficient education about the topic - they no longer read Charles Dickens, but our kids know all about condoms and the pill.
So what is it?
We don't want to give it away so go to the link to find out but suffice to say the statist-Left's fascination with it we find both troubling and dangerous. It was as if the 20th century never happened.