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August 19, 2013


Does Representative Wieland intend to endorse snake handling, marijuana and/or peyote use, animal sacrifice, or other examples of religious beliefs or expressions presently prohibited by law? I for one would like to know.

Or...maybe Mr. Wieland can forego insurance, and pay the tax penalty if his conscience is so disturbed...

since the publikans en masse are blocking abortion, of course they think WE will force them to not make babies. because we are horrible.

well, he could always totally decline is government-provided health care insurance and take his chances on the open market.

"Okay Wieland, we'll let you out of the contraception coverage, but you'll have to double up on the Death Panels"

Even though I am sympathetic to those forced to do things against their religious convictions, I DON'T GET IT.

If he doesn't want to be covered for birth control, he can simply not get a prescription for the pills.

Oh, I wonder if he has considered that even under the most rigid and dogmatic Catholic Moral Theology, there are times when birth control medications are morally justified.

I quickly think of the two-fold effect test in morality as well as the hormones being used in the treatment of various bodily disorders.

someone needs to tell that stupid holy roller than there are more uses for birth control pills than contraception.

'Well, Mr Wieland,' the insurance company might say, 'We can't actually stop your wife or daughter from getting contraception, but we can offer you a free gonadectomy if they do. Would that satisfy you?'

I think the real problem is that Mr. Wieland is afraid that the money he spent for his insurance will be used to pay for someone else's contraception. What he doesn't seem to get is that anyone that pays for insurance pays for their own coverage up to the limit of the amount they paid for it. In other words, I pay $2400 / year for health insurance; if I need contraception, it comes out of that $2400. Only if I have some sort of health problem that takes me over that $2400 will anybody else's money be used to cover my problems (and at that time, it really isn't someone else's money; it's the insurance company's money).

That may be the ridiculous lawsuit ever (although this is a close second).

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