Did you know there are aspects of birth control that aren’t women’s issues? Apparently, to the congress panel hearing on Obama’s proposed policy change to have religious institutions provide free birth control to their employees wasn’t about women’s health, rather it was about religion. WOW! According to social conservatives and the ever so trustworthy Fox News this reasoning justified an all male panel.
At the very least, if we go along with the “religious” and not “women’s health” argument, aren’t the users of birth control and the benefactors of this policy WOMEN? At first I was outraged but now I’m finding small joys in this kind of clearly ridiculous behavior in congress. As one volleyball coach used to tell me. “Let the other team make the mistakes.”
Unfortunately, I think Obama made some concession when he retreated and said to enforce his policy the health insurance provider level. Maybe that was his red herring strategy to push for more than what he wanted to achieve so attaining his covert goal looks like a compromise.
In case you haven’t seen this video floating around the internet.
2 thoughts on “Birth Control is Not a Woman’s Issue…Apparently!”
“Let the other team make the mistakes.”
Word. I’m cool with the White House not trying to directly confront every crazy ass thing the other side says or does in the media. It may be frustrating not to respond, but from my standpoint instead of putting the focus on a confrontation it puts it on the stupid ass things Republicans say and do.
The above applies so long as it’s countered when legislation actually comes up. Occasionally battles are gonna be lost, it’s inevitable, but from where I’m sitting he’s quietly winning the war (so to speak).
Agreed. I think the circus show of the republican primaries has positive unintended consequences for Obama’s 2012 race. As partial as I am, I do wish for this country to have thoughtful articulate political leaders on both side. It makes for better democracy and give people actual choices versus doing politics ideologically.