The GOP is working overtime trying to make the lives of women in this country as hard as possible. They don’t want us to have abortions – but they also don’t want our employers to pay for our contraception. Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? No, it doesn’t, but we don’t look to Republican congressmen obsessed with dismantling women’s rights for logic, now do we?
House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, told CNN.
A senior House leadership aide confirmed that development.
The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules.
“Conscience clause?” So, our employers should be able to judge what is morally right or wrong about our healthcare decisions. “Our” meaning “women” not society as a whole of course. No one cares about the decisions men make regarding their health or sexuality. No one is innately offended when a man decides to use a condom, purchase viagra, or have a basic well visit at a doctor. For some reason, all hell breaks loose when a woman makes a decision regarding her own sexual health, though.
Democrats say the measure is unnecessary because the administration has granted exemptions to contraceptive coverage to religious nonprofit institutions. But advocates, such as Huelskamp, insist that all institutions should be able to opt out of any preventative coverage for women that they find objectionable.
It’s not just religious organizations that could potentially opt out of covering necessary medical benefits for women. Bob over at Bob’s Burger Shack could also decide he doesn’t want the little ladies working for him to get their slutty little hands on slutty, slutty birth control. What the hell is happening? Am I even conscious? What year is it? Who? What? When? Where? Why? So many questions!
I give up.