Michael Schaus

Advocates of the birth-control mandate, however, also try to cloak their argument in sketchy science, and philosophically anemic arguments over what Christians should actually believe. A staff-writer at Forbes (Clare O’Connor) crafted the following sentence regarding Hobby Lobby’s objection to Obamacare’s mandated contraception coverage:

They [Hobby Lobby] believe these to be “potential life-terminating drugs”, although current science does not support that these contraceptives are indeed “abortifacients.”

So? What, exactly, does it matter? Corporations are being required to provide a specific healthcare “benefit”… A benefit that, regardless of Clare O’Connor’s scientific interpretation, runs contrary to the values adopted by that company. After all, aren’t businesses supposed to have “values”? Isn’t that why President Obama recently applauded Gap’s decision to raise their minimum wage? (He kinda forgot to mention that Gap still utilizes sweat-shop labor… But, I guess we can pick and choose what values to notice.)

The Sandra Fluke wing of the American Left is looking for more than a few free boxes of “plan B”. They are looking to redefine the American concept of “rights”, so that it might be indistinguishable from “wants”. To the American Left, a "right" is merely a gift from government... Or perhaps a rallying cry.

The Left used to scream, “Get out of our uterus!” while clutching their Planned Parenthood brochures like a bunch of abortion-funded beacons of female liberation… Well… It is your uterus. And now your employer wants out of it.


Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.
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