East Valley resident Linda Turley-Hansen (email@example.com) is a syndicated columnist and former Phoenix veteran TV anchor.
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Many insurance companies provide Viagra. Why do I have to pay for some other dude to have intercourse?
I have a moral issue paying taxes to support illegal wars and torture based on my religious beliefs. Can I stop paying taxes?
My understanding is that insurance companies find it's cheaper to provide contraception than pay for prenatal care/childbirth/children. The government didn't make them, they already do this.
People like Turley-Hanson and Smith always find some little corner of a big issue that fits their world view and then stop. I like to know all the facts.
Just because your employer provides insurance that provides contraception doesn't mean you have to take it if it's against your religious beliefs. This is a case of allowing your employer to make personal decisions for you based on their beliefs.
Your employer making family planning and heath care decisions for you is Orwellian.
Thank you for this article. I am so tired of all the hype surrounding this contraception issue. This is really all about the dollars! This has nothing to do with restricting access and everything to do with WHO is going to PAY for what is already available. The fact is anyone can go to Planned Parenthood and get condoms for like $1. But most people aren't interested in that. They want the pill. Oh, but they can't afford the pill. So insurance companies should have to pay for the pill. After all, everyone has a right to health care don't they! Everyone has a right to their contraception of choice. But not eveyone can afford to pay for their choice. So now we have the federal government telling who is going to pay. This and all of the issues surrounding it have nothing to do with access, or what we have or don't have but money. And who will pay for those who cannot afford to. It's is ludicrous to think that any politician will be turning back the cultural clock to the 1950's. I agree that the president is quite skilled at creating two groups of people who are divided on an issue and then stepping back to watch the chicken fight. Ane once a winner is declared in swoops the moderator to get his prize....their votes.
I respectfully disagree with just about everything you said. Right now, women are having to fight for every issue that we thought had been settled. I'm 68 and I remember vividly the life I was expected to live when I grew up in the 50's. I lived in Roll, Az. for about 4 years and I found that, in addition to moving across the country, I had moved back in time. You are free for now to follow your beliefs and convictions. That will change if the republicans have their way and restrict access to contraceptives and, even in cases of rape or incest, abortion. An Republican Oklahoma representative is fighting for a "personhood" law that will make a fertilized ovum a person. You mention mandate--what if contraceptives were not available? It could happen if the religious right have their way. You have daughters and granddaughters and so do I. But I remember what it was like before women became more than chattel. I guess you don't.
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