Thursday, March 15, 2012

But we're not marginalizing people... We're marginalizing women. Don't you see the difference?

That's more like it.
Report from Think Progress:

Arizona has taken up yet another draconian law for women’s health – this time replicating but broadening the federal push to let employers deny women access to birth control. The bill stipulates that, unless a woman brings in a note proving she is not using it to avoid getting pregnant, an employer can deny birth control to any woman in the workplace.
 By a vote of 6-2, an Arizona State Senate Judiciary committee yesterday endorsed the measure:

Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.
I believe we live in America. We don’t live in the Soviet Union,” Lesko said. “So, government should not be telling the organizations or mom and pop employers to do something against their moral beliefs… My whole legislation is about our First Amendment rights and freedom of religion.”
The argument that providing birth control violates the First Amendment is bogus, debunked by a twenty year-old opinion by conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia.
Read full blog at the hyperlink provided.


2 comments:

  1. Here's a gem from the linked article about Scalia's 20-year-old debunking statement: "In other words, so long as a law does not single out people of faith for inferior treatment, they have to follow they same laws as everyone else."

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  2. yeah this story is really blowing up. Just read this on YOUR FB wall! lol: Top U.S. Catholic bishops on Wednesday formally made their fight against a White House mandate for reproductive services the church’s top priority, saying “this struggle for religious freedom” demands their immediate attention.

    (According to the Washington Post)

    Its like, really, Catholic Church?! This is what you're putting your full attention on? The biggest threat you currently face is paying for women's contraception? When did our vaginas become so threatening ... and when did using the pill become the same as using a condom? Fucking idiots.

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