"Can you understand the feeling some conservative have?" -David Gregory, Meet The Press.Yes, I can understand. Conservative Christians are on a Totalitarian Birth Control Crusade. So, yes I understand. And the answer to these mendacious right-wing zealots is Fuck Off. Conservatives are regressive scum who espouse a totalitarian ideology designed to subjugate and oppress people.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! noted,
According to the nonpartisan Guttmacher Institute, which studies reproductive health issues globally, in the United States, “among all women who have had sex, 99 percent have used a contraceptive method other than natural family planning. This figure is virtually the same among Catholic women (98 percent).” According to a Public Religion Research Institute poll, 58 percent of Catholics believe that employers should provide employees with health-care plans that include contraception.Claiming this issue is about "religious liberty" is akin to claiming slavery is about "religious liberty". This is about Totalitarian Control.
What the Totalitarian Right-Wing christians want is, as Christopher Hitchens put it, "a celestial dictatorship, a kind of divine North Korea."
After the deft move by President Obama laid clear the Religious Zealots motivations, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops continued down their road of moral turpitude bemoaning, “It would still mandate that all insurers must include coverage for the objectionable services in all the policies they would write,” the bishops said. “At this point, it would appear that self-insuring religious employers, and religious insurance companies, are not exempt from this mandate.”
Timothy Dolan speaking for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops proclaimed the President’s plan will require “careful moral analysis” and hoped "our religious freedom are not harmed by these regulations."
Religious authority. "Moral Analysis". What a joke. The same day the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops was frightened loose women would get contraceptives, previously sealed documents filed in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy listed at least 8,000 new instances of child sexual abuse by 100 alleged offenders - 75 of them priests, all of them previously unidentified.
So, Dolan and the bishops can take their "careful moral analysis" and stick it in the Vatican Catacombs.
As Jill over at Brilliant at Breakfast noted,
Where these absolutists are concerned, there IS no such thing as balance. You're either going to run this country as if it were a radical Christian theocracy, or you're going to run it in a sane manner.Jill is correct. The Christian Fascists are All In. They are never going to accept anything less than absolute power.