Thursday, March 8, 2012
A Plaintiff Statement on Contraception, Religion, Health Insurance, and the Federal Government
In a free society (and the last time that I checked we were), the strong arm of the Federal government does NOT have the right to dictate to a privately insured faith-based institution what it can and cannot cover in terms of their insurance. It plainly and totally DOES NOT (this, in that if in fact it did, that would represent a form of "soft" fascism). NOW, if the Federal government wanted to more DIRECTLY provide these services to folks (either through clinics, rebates, or whatever), that, yes, would represent an entirely different situation. I mean, it would still be debatable in that a lot of conservatives would probably still object to it and all (perhaps in relation to the government overspending angle), but at least it would be debatable.