Monday, February 20, 2012

What Part of Universal Health Care don't Republicans Understand? Should Religion Control Government?

It's the slippery slope of the "conscience clause." If elements of health care could be exempted based on our conscience, than everything in the field of medicine would be up for exclusion. And if taxpayer dollars should be prevented from violating our personal and/or religious beliefs, what's to stop us from adding wars to that list, the death penalty, abstinence only programs etc.! I'm not paying for that anymore.

Basically, the country would collapse under the dictates of the church, any church, and our politically correct conscience. The First Amendment also protects government from religious doctrine, doesn't it? Contraception is medicine, approved by the government, that provides a system of health care delivery.
Jesus; "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
You know we've kicked into a screaming fit of phony outrage when politicians start saying the dumbest things:
Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald
Darrin Schmitz, a top Republican campaign official, said “Birth control is a personal decision and a volun­tary choice, and not some­thing that should be mandated by the federal govern­ment against the will of a private employer.” He added that U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson consistently had opposed federal mandates dictating the type of coverage religious institutions and private employers are re­quired to provide.Thompson disclosed that he was a director of a company called Evofem from July 2005 until he resigned last month. Thompson also disclosed that he had been paid at least $5,000 by Evofem for consulting services. Evofem, according to its website, is developing technologies in the field of women's reproductive health. One of its drugs, Amphora, is being evaluated as a microbicide to protect women from pregnancy.
Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald said he was deeply concerned with Obama’s actions on the issue of contraception, calling it an attack on reli­gious freedom. “Our federal government is not to impose a morally questionable mandate upon any of our citizens and any attempt to hold individuals to a standard that goes against their religious the­ology shall not stand,” Fitz­gerald said.

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