The GOP’s War On Women’s Reproductive Rights | Contraception-Abortion & President Obama’s Fake War On Religion

From fellow Blogger Jueseppi from the ObamacratMost people have a very hard time with truth, especially when truth does not support their beliefs. Just look at the current battle about women’s contraception…as opposed to men’s contraception.”

You old white men, get yer noses out of my VAGINA, and get to work serving the American people. JOBS, BITCHES!

Constitutional expert David Boies breaks down the NON-ISSUE of the Obama Administration’s healthcare insurance coverage of THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL!

Rachel Maddow has done an exceptional job on covering this issue since 2011.

THIS IS ALL KINDS OF CRAZY SHIT HERE:

You see it’s this war on religion bullshit is being used to cloak their obssession with Women’s REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS!

WHERE ARE THE FUCKING JOBS, BOEHNER, MCCONNELL, & SANTORIUM…. Call the men in the white coats and medicate this freak, right here.

……………………………….

rikyrah here:

This entire bogus brouhaha about the White House and Contraception is a scam.

A S-C-A-M

By the right –wing, who has absolutely nothing. They see that the economy is improving. They see that the country, despite all their attempts at sabotaging this country, is finally moving in the right direction. They have a President who has taken foreign policy away from them as an issue. They have, as their ‘inevitable’ nominee, a clown who has taken both sides on every issue known to man. They have a ‘ base’ that despises their so-called ‘inevitable’ nominee, and express it at every turn. It is the ‘base’ that turns out, and in nominating Willard Romney, they are afraid that he will not ‘excite’ them. So, in order to ‘excite’ the base, they create this phony ‘ war on religion’ supposedly by the President.

The President’s ruling, with regards to birth control is quite simple: if you are an employer with so many employees, you must provide, as part of an overall women’s basic health package, free birth control. That’s it. It doesn’t go after religious institutions. The church can be against birth control all it wants; the federal government is not saying that it can’t. What the government IS saying is…

IF you are a religious entity, and you get into the employment business, guess what? You have to treat your employees the same as any other employer without religious affiliation.

That’s it.

IF the church doesn’t want to pay for birth control, then guess what, the church needs to get out of the business of being an employer. Nobody is forcing the church to be an employer. To provide insurance. Nobody. So, get out of those businesses, and you won’t have to be’ subject’ to following the laws like everyone else.

As for this ‘ conscience’ nonsense that they try to bring up, I feel about it, the same way I feel whenever I read a story about a pharmacist, who has found religion, and refuses to fill a prescription – almost always BIRTH CONTROL-…

because it goes against their ‘conscience’. I don’t give a rat’s ass about your’ conscience’; if the prescription is for a LEGAL DRUG DISPENSED BY A PHARMACY

do your job. Or, get another one.

There are some who are nervous about the President’s stance; his strong stance about this. I am not. I don’t care one whit about the President alienating the Catholic Bishops. The people who would side with them aren’t going to vote for President Obama in the first place. In the second place, I’m tired of all these WHITE MEN that I see proliferating the television set spreading lies about what the President’s intentions are, talking about what is, in essence – a woman’s issue.

I’m also glad about the President’s stance, because up until now, very few people paid attention to the deliberate WAR ON WOMEN that has been going on with the right-wing in this country. I believe Rachel Maddow is the only person on tv that has consistently been pointing out, state by state, the attempts to strip women of their reproductive rights in this country. THAT there is a WAR ON WOMEN, and yes, as preposterous as it sounds, CONTRACEPTION, is a battleground. Up until now, they could hide behind bullshyt things like ‘ sonograms before you have an abortion’, and the bogus ‘ personhood’ amendments, but their goal is to CONTROL WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO CONTROL THEIR OWN BODIES. That ‘personhood’ amendment nonsense- at the core, it’s to BAN CONTRACEPTION. Women might be ambivalent about abortion. It might make them squeamish , whichever side you fall on, but THIS?

THIS cuts to the core of a woman being able to decide FOR HERSELF, when she wants children, and how many and to keep the CONTROL for such issues, and her SEXUALITY IN HER OWN HANDS.

Birth Control is a WOMAN’S ISSUE – and women, Black, White, Latino, Asian, Religious, Non-religious, practice some form of birth control. And, it boggles my mind that women have to pay for it, while men can get VIAGRA FREE.

And now, thanks to ThinkProgress, what some of us knew already is being finally put forth front and center.

It’s not about RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. If it was, then the Catholic Bishops would have left it alone.

Nope. Here you go:

The White House is “all talk, no action” on moving toward compromise, said Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “There has been a lot of talk in the last couple days about compromise, but it sounds to us like a way to turn down the heat, to placate people without doing anything in particular,” Picarello said. “We’re not going to do anything until this is fixed.”
That means removing the provision from the health care law altogether, he said, not simply changing it for Catholic employers and their insurers. He cited the problem that would create for “good Catholic business people who can’t in good conscience cooperate with this.”
“If I quit this job and opened a Taco Bell, I’d be covered by the mandate,” Picarello said.

See it?
REMOVING THE PROVISION FROM THE HEALTH CARE LAW ALTOGETHER!!!

They’re not slick. They are in a war against women.

And this woman says, BRING IT!!

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37 Responses to The GOP’s War On Women’s Reproductive Rights | Contraception-Abortion & President Obama’s Fake War On Religion

  1. Most of Obama’s “Controversial” Birth Control Rule Was Law During Bush Years

    http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/controversial-obama-birth-control-rule-already-law

    President Barack Obama’s decision to require most employers to cover birth control and insurers to offer it at no cost has created a firestorm of controversy. But the central mandate—that most employers have to cover preventative care for women—has been law for over a decade. This point has been completely lost in the current controversy, as Republican presidential candidates and social conservatives claim that Obama has launched a war on religious liberty and the Catholic Church.

    Despite the longstanding precedent, “no one screamed” until now, said Sara Rosenbaum, a health law expert at George Washington University.

  2. Ametia says:

    White House to announce compromise on birth-control rule
    By David Nakamura, Peter Wallsten and N.C. Aizenman, Updated: Friday, February 10, 10:08 AM

    Seeking to allay the concerns of Catholic leaders, the White House is planning to adjust its health care rule requiring religious employers to provide women access to contraception, a senior administration official said Friday.

    Women will be guaranteed coverage for contraceptive services, but would have to seek the coverage directly from their insurance companies if their employers object to birth control on religious grounds.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-to-announce-adjustment-to-birth-control-rule/2012/02/10/gIQArbFy3Q_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboNP_p

  3. Ametia says:

    From MK @ TOD

    I hope that everyone understands that this is about the Catholic Church’s belief that contraception is an “evil.” Point blank. This is NOT an issue of religious freedom. What about my religious freedom to have ACCESS to FREE contraceptives if every other woman who has health insurance will be able to access this same benefit. Here’s what everyone should remember and be repeating NON-STOP:

    “Contraception is an important, accepted, widely-used, and heretofore largely non-controversial aspect of modern life in America, which is why the president moved forward with plans to guarantee that all women have affordable access to birth control — a decision supported by a majority of Americans, including a majority of Catholics.” — that’s from the Progress Report and I think that it is a good one sentence response to this whole mess.

    Finally, the Catholic Church doesn’t want to be told to provide free contraception as part of health care policies. Fine. It should provide two health policies one with contraception coverage and one without. Allow Catholics and the rest of us a CHOICE of which one fits best with our own bodies and life choices. This is one of the most infuriating assaults on my rights as a woman that has happened and I feel the same type of rage that Chips has expressed here. This will NOT stand. This cannot be allowed to stand.

  4. Catholic TV network sues US over birth control mandate

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/09/10365739-catholic-tv-network-sues-us-over-birth-control-mandate

    The Obama administration’s rule requiring religious employers to cover birth control services is going to court after a Catholic TV network sued Thursday to block the mandate.

    The order, which the Department of Health and Human Services finalized last month, eliminates a federal exemption that allows religion-affiliated institutions to opt out of the law requiring employers to cover contraceptive services in their health insurance packages.

    Churches themselves would remain exempt, but when it goes into effect Aug. 1, the rule will require church-affiliated universities, hospitals, clubs and the like to cover “all [federally] approved forms of contraception.”

  5. Ametia says:

    Dems Slam Romney For Inconsistencies On Birth control
    Sahil Kapur- February 9, 2012, 5:17 PM

    In his 2006 Massachusetts health care law, Mitt Romney embraced a virtually identical contraception coverage mandate as President Obama recently has, experts say, and as a result expanded access to birth control for hundreds of thousands of women. And Democrats really want you to know that.

    “They are practically mirror images or each other,” John McDonough, a professor of public health at Harvard, said on a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee. “They completely reflect each other.”

    Romney has embraced the shocked, shocked tone of leading Republicans on this issue in recent days, and Democrats have acted swiftly to flag up inconsistencies in his position.

    McDonough said the only distinction between the two is that Massachusetts’ exemption includes some Church-controlled primary schools — but not religious universities or hospitals. He added that while Romney’s law did impose a short-term moratorium on new mandated insurance benefits, Romney broke that moratorium 4 months after enactment by issuing a mandate unrelated to contraception.

    Romney’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and for now he’s keeping the focus on Obama. He predicted Thursday that the President will be forced to “retreat” from his regulation or “suffer enormous consequence.”

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/dems-slam-romney-for-inconsistencies-on-birth-control-issue.php?ref=fpb

  6. rikyrah says:

    The Clan of the Red Beanie Stalks the White House
    By Charles P. Pierce
    at 9:15AM

    Somehow, it’s turning out that this is not about “religious liberty” or the essential integrity of “Catholic institutions.”

    Turns out it’s about enforcing the Church’s dimwitted stance on birth control generally throughout society:

    The White House is “all talk, no action” on moving toward compromise, said Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “There has been a lot of talk in the last couple days about compromise, but it sounds to us like a way to turn down the heat, to placate people without doing anything in particular,” Picarello said. “We’re not going to do anything until this is fixed.”

    That means removing the provision from the health care law altogether, he said, not simply changing it for Catholic employers and their insurers. He cited the problem that would create for “good Catholic business people who can’t in good conscience cooperate with this.”

    “If I quit this job and opened a Taco Bell, I’d be covered by the mandate,” Picarello said.

    You may notice here that there is no “compromise” being offered. Emboldened by enablers, the bishops have expanded their demands for exemptions from simply Catholic institutions to every business in America. There’s a reason for this, and it all comes back to the Clan Of The Red Beanie again. They’ve been sitting back on their ermined duffs, believing that they were done so very wrong in the investigation of their crimes, and nursing the mother of all grudges, for over a decade. Now they’ve decided to strike back for the power they’ve lost. (That horrible Egan gossoon let the cat out of the bag yesterday.) Women’s health is the issue they’ve chosen, because, in their little unindicted world, women don’t count, and never have. Any Catholic pundit — yeah, that’s you, E.J. Dionne, and you, Mark Shields — who carries water for this corrupt cabal

    There were a couple of ways all of this could have been avoided. One, as Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out last night, would have been through a single-payer health-care system. The other would have been to toss a whole lot of bishops in jail for conspiracy to obstruct justice, enough of them so their power to influence the secular law was destroyed forever. They needed to be humbled, unmercifully, until the hubris was wrung out of every damn one of them. Now, a woman working a low-income service industry job under the supervision of a Catholic boss will have her access to essential health-care truncated by a discredited encyclical to which no Catholic has paid any heed since the administration of Lyndon Johnson. These bastards needed to be broken, publicly, and into a thousand pieces that were scattered to the winds. Instead, they are “voices of conscience” again. It is to weep.

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/catholic-church-vs-white-house-contraception-6653711#ixzz1lvRuElq1

    • Women’s health is the issue they’ve chosen, because, in their little unindicted world, women don’t count, and never have.

      Oh Yeah? We can show’em better than we can tell’em. Women of America, your VOTE is your SWORD packed with power! USE IT! Vote everyone of these sobs OUT that have declared War on Women’s Health.

    • Ametia says:

      How many CATHOLICS sit on the SCOTUS?

  7. Ametia says:

    Rikyrah, you brought it, woman. Tell the TRUTH, and shame these MOFO devils!

  8. dannie22 says:

    Why are these mofos all up in my uterus? And why wont they leave? Its 2012! Not 1514!!!

    • They want control. Hell to the No. I OWN my body. I decide!

      • I’m not sure, Jueseppi, but maybe Rikyrah or Ametia might know. Rikyrah also blogs at JackandJillPolitics & Mirror On America.

      • Ametia says:

        It really is that simple SG2. The employer offers it in the insurance. It’s up to us to decide if we want to get a script for it. So much for liberty and individual freedoms these mofos talk about. Oh that’s right it only refers to rich, white, straight, men.

      • Lisa says:

        I cannot believe I am going to waste my time, but… if it were left to left wing Democrats humans would be extinct in less than a few hundred years! Religious institutions do a lot for the poor and needy (including hospital care) and to simply say to them “do not be an employer” is ignorant. How about tell Obama to give them a waiver like he was able to do for McDonald’s! This is not about birth control and the morning after pill; it is an attack on religion. People of faith do not believe in abortion! The Supreme Court already shot down Obama (9-0) when he tried to meddle with hiring policies of religious institutions. All of you should be worried about the separation of church and state instead of blindly following your “god.” After all, in the end; my God is bigger than your god- though evil will have its way for a time. Remember, we are here because our Mom’s did not abort us!! Why doncha thank ‘er for that this valentine’s day- or how ’bout yer mom-in-law for yer good’ole hubbie or boy friend (or girl friend)! OBAMA is a joke my blind ones!!

      • Lisa,

        Are you a damn fool? Do you think Democrats are the ones using birth control or getting abortions? This bullshit is not about religion. It’s made up fake ass outrage because the sorry GOP thugs have nothing else. Just look at the GOP candidates! They’re all losers. Even the republican party doesn’t want them. If the church doesn’t want to follow the rules they need to get out of the insurance business. The church should know better than anyone about following the rules. Why don’t they want to follow the rules? Why now?

    • Ametia says:

      @Lisa

      Dear Lisa,

      Firstly, I do agree that some religious institutions do serve the poor and needy. Does this mean they get to dictate my individual choice as to what I do with my UTERUS? HELL NO! You employ workers, you follow the laws like everyone else.

      If you really want to utilize your time wisely, you’d advocate for the millions of sexually abused boys by their Catholic priests over DECADES. Isn’t it ironic, that these bastards are yammering about women using birth control when some of their peers molestered and fucked little boys.

      I guess you don’t need CONTRACEPTION when you engage in sex with boys**looking at the PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS** You can’t make babies if you fuck little boys, so what do you do; try to control women’s uterus by DENYING them the right to chose whether they want to have sex and not get pregnant, by DENYING them a means of birth control.

      This has everything to do with power & control over a woman’s body, and nothing to do with religion. You don’t want to use birth control, don’t use it. YOUR CHOICE

      These bishops, cardinals, and priests running around yelling my relgion is being threatened and it’s morally wrong to force insurance to include contraception as a choice for it’s women employees is a JOKE. That’s where the REAL MEDDLING is occurring.

      Sincerly,

      Ametia

      • Now see Ametia, it’s blood on the floor because you went and bloodied her nose. Now I have to get out the kleenex so Lisa can wipe her nose.

        Here you go, Lisa! Wipe your nose dear!

      • Ametia says:

        Seriously, Jueseppi, the STUPID burns deep. I don’t have time for this foolishness. My oldest daughter carried a baby for 5 months in her womb, the baby died due to lack of amniotic fluid. She loved that baby and wanted to carry it full term. She had to surgically abort it. HER CHOICE!

        A dead baby is a dead baby. She and her hubby and the family grieved and wept for that child. Does that mean she doesn’t have the right to release the dead baby from her womb? GTFOH.

        For me, LIFE BEGINS AT THE FIRST BREATH. I don’t give a rat’s ass who agrees or disagrees with this. Now she has a healthy baby boy whom she still had a few complications with teh amniotic fluid, and had to deliver him 2 weeks early.

        My whole point is NO one, and I mean NO fucking body has the right to tell each individual woman what’s right for her, her body or whether she should or should not have a baby.

      • Ametia says:

        She started it; and it’s ok. I’ve spoken my peace.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Please make sure to call the WH’s comment line and make sure to let them know that we support the President and Administration’s decision to make contraception covered by all employers.

    I have been reading on twitter and some other sites, that the WH has been bombarded with calls from people who are against the measure.

    202-456-1111

  10. Listen up, women of America….it’s imperative that you go to the polls and vote your interest. The GOP have made an all out assault on women’s issues. Vote these mofos out! They’re a detriment to our health!

  11. Hi, Jueseppi!

    Ametia rocks!

  12. Ametia says:

    Why the GOP’s sniffing around in our vaginas and feigning fake threats to religous freedom

    Read the full story:
    Jobless claims in U.S. drop 15,000 to 358,000

    By Jeffry Bartash WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – U.S. jobless claims fell by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000 in the week ended Feb. 4, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had estimated claims would rise to 370,000. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up by 6,000 to 373,000. The four-week average of claims, meanwhile, dropped by 11,000 to 366,250, the lowest level since April 2008. The monthly average smoothes out seasonal quirks and provides a more accurate assessment of labor-market trends, economists say. Also on Thursday, the government said continuing claims increased by 64,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.52 million in the week ended Jan. 28. Continuing claims are reported with a one-week lag. About 7.66 million people received some kind of state or federal benefit in the week ended Jan. 21, up 7,982 from the prior week. Total claims are reported with a two-week lag.
    Read the full story:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-jobless-claims-fall-15000-to-358000-2012-02-09?link=MW_latest_news

  13. Ametia says:

    Thank you, Jueseppi. Notice how the GOP’s not supporting the enevitalbe presidential nominee, Romney. It’s a DISTRACTION.

  14. Ametia says:

    Please DO, Jueseppi!

  15. Ametia says:

    Y’all really want to take there, Boehner, BRING IT ON!

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