There is a big and continuous conversational debate about the new Obama Care mandate for religious organizations to provide birth control and cover abortions. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius believes (or at least professes to believe in order to justify the mandate) that providing contraception will save the taxpayers money.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception,” Sebelius said. She went on to say the estimated cost is “down not up”.
This is a typical misdirection that not only has the general population flummoxed, it has even the best minds (both of them) in the media twirling to the point that they cannot even see the obvious.
Why can’t the parties responsible for the wild abandon and any pregnancies resulting thereof pay for their own contraception, abortion or raise the resultant child? Where, other than in an Obama mandate, is it written that you and I are liable for the Saturday night entertainment for a couple of unthinking, uncaring irresponsible horn dogs?
Health care, by original definition, is the care of one’s health – period. It is not wage earners payment to the ticket booth with attendees’ limited to co-pay for a night at the movies.
Sandra Fluke recently told a congressional committee that birth control was costing students at Georgetown University upwards of $3,000 during law school. She added that some 40% of the female student population is struggling financially because insurers won’t pay for contraception. Is this because mommy and daddy will pay for education but not for their daughters to have casual sex? She intimates that it is a “right” for students to have regular and frequent sex with multiple partners at the expense of others. When all goes awry, someone else must pick up the tab for an abortion.
At what point will enough level-headed individuals say enough is enough, quit the gimme-gimme whining? What will it take to force the loony leaches of the left to assume some personal responsibility?