Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy

There are 69 comments on the SFGate story from Feb 8, 2012, titled Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy. In it, SFGate reports that:

The administration's mandate has angered religious groups, especially Catholics, who say the requirement would force them to violate their beliefs against contraception, and congressional Republicans.

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Lance Winslow

Diablo, CA

#1 Feb 8, 2012
Sure, the House can vote to "overturn" it. Has Boner ever thought about the Senate and Obama getting on board for this one?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#2 Feb 8, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Sure, the House can vote to "overturn" it. Has Boner ever thought about the Senate and Obama getting on board for this one?
It's all about "appearance".

If/When the Senate and Obama voice their opposition to Boehner, they are going to be viewed as being against religious freedom.

If they all go on board, Obama will look like a flip/flopper, who is turning his back on his own healthcare initiative.

It's all about "appearance".

Since: Sep 11

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#3 Feb 8, 2012
Boehner is a lackie for Obama. He's got no teeth.

Since: Feb 07

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#4 Feb 8, 2012
The Admin expected this to get by unnoticed, they should have released it before Christmas.
SAM

New Ulm, TX

#5 Feb 8, 2012
Boehner who are you attmpting to fool. You are either whipped or you have been coerced to deliver a speech to the house floor. Did the elite statists order you to the floor's microphone to deliver this message of disagreement with totus (obama)? Was your demeanor and lack of passioin during delivery a signal to us that you were only relaying the message from above? The tip off to us is why now? Why not on any of the violations of the constitution previously shoved on to the American Public. You certainly do not think you can curry voter favor for a November election that will probably be postponed or cancelled

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#6 Feb 8, 2012
In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn't provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex. That opinion, which the George W. Bush administration did nothing to alter or withdraw when it took office the next month, is still in effect today—and because it relies on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it applies to all employers with 15 or more employees.

Boehner isn't over-turning anything
(he's up for re-election this year I hear, perhaps that's why such a fuss?)
discount med

Hanoi, Vietnam

#7 Feb 8, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Sure, the House can vote to "overturn" it. Has Boner ever thought about the Senate and Obama getting on board for this one?
Jok Baitner.com/SF-gov-file ;-000000
Media is to blame

UK

#8 Feb 8, 2012
Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, Jewish congregations, and all who believe that God is supreme must unite against the wicked church of Obama

Obama's communist and dictatorship tendencies is now frightening Christ Matthews.“It gets to that interesting point to me, which is frightening, when the state tells the church what to do,” said Matthews February 7 on MSNBC’s Hardball.

Obama gets more bad news. Democrats support his mandate 60/27, which is not exactly a ringing endorsement. Republicans oppose it 16/75, and a plurality of independents do as well, 43/49. Every income demographic except the lowest of under-$20K and $75-100K opposes it by majorities. Only those who never attend religious services or attend less than once a month support the mandate; all other categories oppose it by large majorities. Even the “political class,” usually reliably liberal, opposes the mandate on religious organizations by 25/63.

When even infamously liberal Catholic and Obama worshipper Chris “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews has problems with the Obama administration’s mandate forcing religious institutions to cover contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization in their insurance policies, you know it’s in trouble.

Oblunder is not revolutionalizing America, he is reverse revolutionalizing it. He's sending it backwards into monarchism where he is the monarch and the masses are his colonies and slaves to abide by his arbitrary ruling. On the way backwards, he took America on a undesirable trip back to the 1960s where druggie Woodstock hippies were tripping on false class warfare rhetoric. The creep is backward looking not forward looking.

GET RID OF HIM 2012! VOTE GOP TO THE SENATE TOO TO KEEP THE MURDEROUS LIAR IN CHIEF UNDER CONTROL IN 2012.

Since: Feb 07

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#9 Feb 8, 2012
Congressional/ Washington DC reporting is in transition. The stupid or flippant comment is more likely to end a career.
The Congress and Senate tip toeing around the WH will backfire, according to street rules it is a matter of respect. He has no respect for them or the process that works without a king. The voters are closer to sending bad or lazy government employees to unemployment these days.
He knows that his survival means, keep the focus away. That has been a pattern that has worked all of his life.
joey

Maringouin, LA

#10 Feb 8, 2012
BandMaster wrote:
Boehner is a lackie for Obama. He's got no teeth.
yes and hes cutting a deal with eric holder on fast and furious that will stop any investigation on holder?boehner is a traitor to all partries for this and he needs to be investigated as to why he made the deal!he is stopping a murder investigation as to who was responsible and is in bed with beric holder!again why?
guest

Dallas, TX

#11 Feb 8, 2012
vote the bum out
Odumas s policies

Carlisle, PA

#12 Feb 8, 2012
Oduma isn't THE anti christ but he is paving the way by being anti Christ.
Moliner

El Centro, CA

#13 Feb 8, 2012
anneutral wrote:
In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn't provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex. That opinion, which the George W. Bush administration did nothing to alter or withdraw when it took office the next month, is still in effect today—and because it relies on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it applies to all employers with 15 or more employees.
Boehner isn't over-turning anything
(he's up for re-election this year I hear, perhaps that's why such a fuss?)
Thankfully, the EEOC isn't the final authority on much of anything.
swedenforever

Laurel, MD

#14 Feb 9, 2012
Romney's Planned Parenthood is same policy that President Barack Obama's HHS Secretary is proposing, Gov. Romney is flip flopping again!

Since: May 11

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#15 Feb 9, 2012
Media is to blame wrote:
Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, Jewish congregations, and all who believe that God is supreme must unite against the wicked church of Obama
Obama's communist and dictatorship tendencies is now frightening Christ Matthews.“It gets to that interesting point to me, which is frightening, when the state tells the church what to do,” said Matthews February 7 on MSNBC’s Hardball.
Obama gets more bad news. Democrats support his mandate 60/27, which is not exactly a ringing endorsement. Republicans oppose it 16/75, and a plurality of independents do as well, 43/49. Every income demographic except the lowest of under-$20K and $75-100K opposes it by majorities. Only those who never attend religious services or attend less than once a month support the mandate; all other categories oppose it by large majorities. Even the “political class,” usually reliably liberal, opposes the mandate on religious organizations by 25/63.
When even infamously liberal Catholic and Obama worshipper Chris “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews has problems with the Obama administration’s mandate forcing religious institutions to cover contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization in their insurance policies, you know it’s in trouble.
Oblunder is not revolutionalizing America, he is reverse revolutionalizing it. He's sending it backwards into monarchism where he is the monarch and the masses are his colonies and slaves to abide by his arbitrary ruling. On the way backwards, he took America on a undesirable trip back to the 1960s where druggie Woodstock hippies were tripping on false class warfare rhetoric. The creep is backward looking not forward looking.
GET RID OF HIM 2012! VOTE GOP TO THE SENATE TOO TO KEEP THE MURDEROUS LIAR IN CHIEF UNDER CONTROL IN 2012.
Raging lunatic.

Since: May 11

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#16 Feb 9, 2012
Republicans are such damn hypocrits. Every freakin' egg and sperm must be fertilized at all costs, but when the parents can't support those children and must go on welfare the Republicans bitch about that.

Make up your minds. This is an issue you can't have both ways.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#17 Feb 9, 2012
swedenforever wrote:
Romney's Planned Parenthood is same policy that President Barack Obama's HHS Secretary is proposing, Gov. Romney is flip flopping again!
He was 'for' it, before he was 'against' it. <LOL>

Since: Feb 07

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#18 Feb 9, 2012
Long ago the objective for public freedom was a limited government power. The media pretends to be on the side of power, therefore right. When the government fails and the media remains silent, both are corrupted.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#19 Feb 9, 2012
swedenforever wrote:
Romney's Planned Parenthood is same policy that President Barack Obama's HHS Secretary is proposing, Gov. Romney is flip flopping again!
shhhhh
(that's supposed to have been swept under the rug)

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#20 Feb 9, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
Republicans are such damn hypocrits. Every freakin' egg and sperm must be fertilized at all costs, but when the parents can't support those children and must go on welfare the Republicans bitch about that.
Make up your minds. This is an issue you can't have both ways.


Interesting how these Reich-wingers are so concerned about what the Catholic Church says about contraception but didn't/doesn't give a damn about the church's admonishments about the illegal and immoral Iraqi invasion, death penalty, unemployment benefits, Immigration reform, drivers licenses for immigrants, poverty relief, the DREAM Act, and many others, Republicants are severely at odds with the Catholic Church.

Yet when it comes to protecting women they are spout the crap from the Old (supposedly celibate) bachelors! and talk about a war on religion.

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