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1 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Mar 9, 2012 5:49:22am

Well, since they started with the ‘fact’ that “health-care costs are rising (even faster with the onset of Obamacare)” I’m not going to read farther.

2 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 9, 2012 8:51:31am

I think the article is mistaken.

Though the Obama administration purports to be promoting liberty and acting in the spirit of Griswold, it is not the liberty of conscience and privacy it advocates. Rather, the administration insists on an affirmative liberty of publicly provided or mandated benefits. But it is one thing to say that there is a constitutional liberty to use contraceptives and it is quite another to say that there is a constitutional liberty to have those contraceptives or any other benefit provided, at the behest of the government, free of cost. The Constitution neither says nor implies that such affirmative rights exist, and Griswold did nothing to suggest otherwise.

I think the Obama administration is affirming the right of women not to be discriminated against because they are women. That is, if prescription drugs are covered, you can’t exempt some prescription drugs while covering others, just because they are drugs that women need and not men.

Discrimination on the basis of sex is bad, m’kay?

3 researchok  Fri, Mar 9, 2012 1:08:47pm

re: #2 wrenchwench

There is merit to your argument.

I would add there needs to be a further clarification- birth control can and does regulate more than conception.

There is also unequal insurance coverage when it comes to HRT.

All in all though, it is an interesting opinion piece.

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