VIDEO- Mitch McConnell: ANY employer should be able to deny birth control

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Via Raw Story:

According to the National Women’s Law Center, Blunt’s amendment (PDF) actually goes a lot farther than contraception, creating a loophole that allows any employer to exclude any health service.

“For example, any corporation whose CEO opposes contraception based on his ‘moral convictions’ could deny all coverage of contraception or any other service to the company’s employees,” the center observed. “Even more disturbing, a CEO’s view of ‘morality’ could potentially include concern for the cost of a particular benefit. Such broad, undefined refusals (without any protections for the insured) would result in millions of individuals losing vital health service coverage.”

Hey Mitch, give this excellent piece a look-see, okay?

In fact, anyone reading this post, please do the same. Cousinavi says it all, with oomph.

By the way, Mr. Schieffer, you failed to bring up this poll.

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  • GunTotingLib

    The right thinks any business should be able to ignore any law they don't like, so why should a birth control  law be any different. If they had their way we would be working 20 hours a day for a buck an hour and be damn glad we had it.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the link to cousinavi...yes, an excellent piece for sure...says it all.

  • labman57

    Traditional family values according to sanctimonious, Bible-beating, chest-thumping conservative pundits and politicians:  unplanned pregnancies by unwed teenaged girls.

    Of course, the irony is that many women take birth control pills as a means to regulate hormonal imbalances, not for preventing pregnancy per se.  Should an employer who is a Jehovah's Witness be allowed to deny health coverage for blood transfusions and organ transplants?

  • http://twitter.com/jazzcattrio Elizabeth Kennen

    GOP wants a really, really big government to dictate to women what they can and cannot do regarding their own health and family planning. And they say the Obama administration is overreaching?!?