Apparently nuance is lost on the a lot of paid professionals who write opinion columns (ignoring alone Rush).
What Ms Fluke was going to testify about was that a woman that had a medical condition that without treatment with birth control pills resulted in a cyst on her ovaries. This required a surgical procedure to remove. Ms Fluke was not advocating that we pay directly for her birth control so she could have sex.
I have known of multiple woman that have used BCPs to help regulate the cycles in order avoid excessive bleeding and pain, help with acne, etc. The use of hormone therapy had NOTHING to do with having sex.
In other words, BCPs have medical uses far beyond birth control. The Catholic Church should be sophisticated enough to recognize this.
The focus on sex is purely an election year ploy or, worse, some odd GOP obsession with sex.
The opposition to Obama and Obamacare remains incoherent, because, like GOP tax cut fantasy's it is devoid of realistic options. The status quo position ignores the 10s of millions without insurance. Something simple things like making it possible for parents to keeping paying for insurance for their kids a few more years put millions of people back on insurance. This is good for all of us.
If it were not abundantly clear before, it should be abundantly clear after the last couple of weeks that the GOP has regressed in the last four years. If you have any questions about this - just check how much worse their proposed budget plans are for the deficit compared to Obama's. Let alone obsessing about women's sexuality.
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