Insurance-paid birth control? Religio...

Insurance-paid birth control? Religions react

There are 901 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 25, 2011, titled Insurance-paid birth control? Religions react. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

U.S. Catholic bishops and health experts advising the federal government agree on one thing: The decision to avoid a pregnancy should not have a price tag attached.

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reality speaks

Columbus, OH

#120 Jul 25, 2011
Details wrote:
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So what about people who are married and not yet ready for children? It's not realistic to expect them to live in a relationship free of intimacy.
use birth control
Be Real

Columbus, OH

#121 Jul 25, 2011
Haha...I think it's funny when people spell "women" as "womyn." Freaks...get a grip!
From the Stands

Columbus, OH

#122 Jul 25, 2011
The Observer wrote:
Intelligent, educated, progressive and successful women, and men, do not listen to primitive edicts from the homosexual cult which is the disgraced Catholic priesthood.
Amen. And they wonder why women are fleeing the Church in record numbers in this country. I keep searching for reasons to stay -- but very few are apparent. Other than the Catholic guilt of leaving.
Patriot

Grove City, OH

#124 Jul 25, 2011
So those Catholic bishops & cardinals & nuns who supported Obama's election reaped what they sowed! We all knew Obama was pro-choice. Why did they not see this coming???
planbetter

Columbus, OH

#126 Jul 25, 2011
Anon wrote:
Preach your sermon and educate your people, but do try to remember that there are others in the world who don't share your philosophies. You don't get to decide what's good for the rest of us.
That is BO's job right? Telling me I HAVE to have healthcare.
groundhog

United States

#127 Jul 25, 2011
Wiser Now wrote:
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But I can tell you having had a hyterectomy 20 years ago, I do not need ob/gyn or birth control coverage. That should not affect the risk pool.
It is the government and their artificial regulation of the insurance industry that creates this problem. Why shouldn't I be allowed to purchase health insurance across state lines if a company based in say, Texas, offers exactly what I need and does not charge for what I don't need?
The government created this mess. Why does anybody believe the government can fix it?
Our government does not fix messes it has created. It only creates chaos out of their messes.
Kris Jordan - Wife Beater

Dayton, OH

#128 Jul 25, 2011
George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>It's not in the Constitution. The Constitution simply says there shall be no state established official religion. It does not prohibit the mixing of religion with the affairs of government.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Caselaw, however, has established the concept of separation of church and state.

“aggrivated editor”

Since: Apr 11

Newark

#129 Jul 25, 2011
fight poverty
use birth control
Just sayin

Columbus, OH

#130 Jul 25, 2011
brat wrote:
when the catholic church, politicians, and right to lifers have adopted and cared, without molestation, for all unwanted children, they can say something.
until that time, shut up and put it back in your pants bucko.
SPOT - ON!
Just sayin

Columbus, OH

#131 Jul 25, 2011
This type of thinking is exactly why we NEED more birth control.

Besides, humans are consuming more resources per year now than can be restored on an annual basis.
Now Take a Bath

Canal Winchester, OH

#132 Jul 25, 2011
Just sayin wrote:
This type of thinking is exactly why we NEED more birth control.
Besides, humans are consuming more resources per year now than can be restored on an annual basis.
WiFi in your Eco-Hut? How convenient.
oldman62

Sunbury, OH

#133 Jul 25, 2011
Natural birth control, the so-called rhythm method is guarnteed. Guaranteed to produce a pregnancy that is. It does seem, however, that the people who should be having kids do not, and those who should limit their reproductive activities seem to reproduce quite prolifically.
oldman62

Sunbury, OH

#134 Jul 25, 2011
The Catholic church has all-but-lost their legitimacy as a spiritual organization.
pill or not to pill

Columbus, OH

#135 Jul 25, 2011
Firts off -to free classes to figure out a womans fertility time. Yeah, bet you have to be catholic to attend, since if you aren't Catholic you can't take part of their communion! I had an OBGYN who used to give me BCP's that were covered under my insurance. Then he went all Catholic in his practice and I was going to attend his family planning classes FOR A FEE THAT WASN'T COVERED BY INSURANCE! I changed doctors!
LOL

Columbus, OH

#136 Jul 25, 2011
Why is the Catholic church even relevant anymore? They are antiquated in all their beliefs.
Dan Gleesack

Columbus, OH

#137 Jul 25, 2011
Then let the Catholic church pick up the tab for all the baby Mommas that are on welfare. If it's so important to them, I don't think they'll have a problem with it.
Tom Sawyer

Reynoldsburg, OH

#138 Jul 25, 2011
They should pass this stuff out like candy, especially at inner city schools. The less breeders we have running around, the better country we'll be.
govt overreach

Canal Winchester, OH

#139 Jul 25, 2011
Commenters, please see post #91 for the actual topic of this article.

It is not contraception. It is lack of a government exemption for Catholic agencies.
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#140 Jul 25, 2011
Floridian wrote:
<quoted text>
"Islam is a socio-political system, NOT a religion."
Really, George Jefferson? And the Catholic Church was not?
You only need to read up on European history to see that in most of Europe and into the New World, the Church and the government were one and the same. Even into the twentieth century.
Key word: "WAS." Islam is a savage institution to this day, wanting to take the planet back 700 years. The Catholic Church of the past was a normal product of its time.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Pontiac, MI

#141 Jul 25, 2011
George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me which other religion is bashed like Catholicism. And don't say Islam, it's NOT a religion.
Prove it isn't. Does it have a religious book? Does it require prayer and sacrifice? Does it have holy leaders? Yes to all the above...it is a religion.

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