Monday, June 30, 2014

Is subsidized sex a human right?

By Donald Sensing

Here is ABCNews' report on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that Hobby Lobby, and by extension companies like it, do may decline to provide birth-control insurance coverage on religious grounds.

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The short course:

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies' health insurance plans.
However, the outcry of the Left is my point here. Take for example what my colleague Julie N.  wrote today on an FB page: "And [this is] a landmark decision against the health and rights of women."

Exactly what is the health issue here and what is the human right being abrogated?

What ISTM she and her ideological allies really mean is that they think that women nave an inherent right to taxpayer- and or employer-subsidized sex, including abortions in case of pregnancy. And they do not care that millions of Americans see abortion on demand as indistinguishable from legalized homicide. (Provision of abortifacients was the key issue in the Hobby Lobby case.)

The Left long, long ago reached the point where they saw no rational limits on anyone's sexual activity, but only relatively recently have they decided that other people should pay for it. It's part of the continuing infantilization of American adults.

Update: Finally, someone admits that birth control is indeed about sex.
Finally! Someone admitted birth control is about sex: a columnist for The Guardian US, Jessica Valenti argued, “Women like sex. Stop making 'health' excuses for why we use birth control.” A founder of, Valenti also serves on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice America.  
For her piece, Valenti described contraception as “arguably the most important laboratory discovery for women of all time” that women use for the sake of “hot, sweaty, fantastic, fun, non-procreative sex.” “That doesn't make us ‘sluts,’” she continued, “it makes us human.” In a shallow, debased sort of way.
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