Sunday, March 4, 2012

Conservative politicians, women's rights and birth control

Dear Conservative Representative and/or Senator:  About that problem you're having regarding insurance and birth control. I really don't think that the employer has the right to determine what coverage the employees get. After all, the employees pay for at least part of the premiums, all of the deductibles and all of the co-pays.

Second point: Not all of us are Roman Catholic, so stop trying to shove that down our throats. I'm not talking about a separation of Church and State. I'm talking about the 1st Amendment:  "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." So you go ahead and exercise your rights, and leave me to exercise mine.... as I'm sure you have found out, women don't have a problem exercising their right to free speech, either.

Third: You bitch and moan and complain about abortion and how you don't want Federal dollars paying for it. Okay. Federal dollars DO NOT pay for abortions. So, once you figured that out (after having it screamed at you for how many years??) you've decided that artificial birth control is evil as well. I'm beginning to think that this isn't about birth control or abortion after all. It is all about you having something to complain about.

Fourth: When you men (and it seems to be mostly men in this debate) can actually have babies, THEN AND ONLY THEN can you start micromanaging the lives of women. As it stands now, insurance (and Medicare) pays for Viagra, vasectomies and penile implants. As long as all those are covered, you had best make sure that the Pill, IUD's and other forms of artificial birth control used by women are covered.

In other words, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Lastly, it might be a really good idea to put a muzzle on your spokespeople. Some of them have a hard time thinking before they speak.