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How the hell can he assure me that making abortion illegal will dramatically decrease the number of abortions that take place? Please, sir, point me to just one- JUST ONE- country where criminalizing abortion has made the rates drastically lower than any country where it is legal. I’ll bet you $500 that you can’t.
… . you’re going to have to let the others do so, too.
I don’t understand people who believe it’s acceptable for religious values to determine what medical services the population at large is able to receive under their insurance.
From this article, quoting Chuck Donovan of The Heritage Foundation:
""People who are insured don’t want to pay for services they don’t need or to which they have moral objections … Parents want to have a say over what’s covered and what’s not for their children."
You don’t want your children- in this case- to be able to access free birth control. So rather than stopping your own children from doing so (which I’d still posit is a bad idea, but whatevs), you would like to take that option away from everybody, child and adult alike, because of your religious belief.
God forbid the Jehovah Witnesses decide to dip their feet into the legislative-influence pool, because then we might have to contend with those who would try to take away your right to receive a blood transfusion under your insurance. After all- they do not need that service, and they have moral objections to it, and by your logic, that makes it just fine and dandy for them to raise deductibles or defund coverage of the procedure your non-JW child might need.
And I’m not even touching the last paragraph of that article; I think it should go without saying that the response to “married women should just abstain if they don’t want kids” ought not waste the time of a good argument- it just needs a big “Fuck you.”