If you must have sex, and do not want to get pregnant, pay for your own birth control.   

restlesshippo:

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positivelypersistentteach:

restlesshippo:

positivelypersistentteach:

jbizzle329:

restlesshippo:

jbizzle329:

restlesshippo:

You do not have a right to force someone else buy it for you.

I think the bigger issue is about women’s health, not just contraception alone. Women use the pill for many other reasons aside from preventing an unwanted pregnancy. There are many health benefits for women to be…

No. It’s about forcing someone to buy for something that violates their conscience. Viagra does not do this. Pay for it yourself.

(and stop forcing your belief that abortion is good for women on the rest of us.)

IT’S NOT EVEN ABOUT ABORTION! Did you even read what I wrote? It’s about women’s health.

You do know that Viagra helps men perform, right? You do understand that it takes two to tango and make a baby, right? Why is it ok to support men in making their penis work, but not ok to make women’s health accessible and affordable? It seems that it would be easier to get vaginal rejuvenation covered if men wanted more women to have the the vagina of a young 20 something. But god forbid men want women to have accessible health resources.

While I’ve already stated that it’s not about abortion, it seems that that’s the only platform you will stand on. I’m not arguing reproductive rights with you. I’m just saying that when our government tries to move forward in equality, someone stands in the way.

And don’t tell me to stop forcing my belief. Your post initially was your opinion. I was simply debating the real issue at hand.

IT’S NOT ABOUT ABORTION

I am on birth control. I am not having sex. I need it for medical reasons. I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Untreated, this can cause diabetes and cancer. There is no cure. THE MAIN WAY TO TREAT IT IS BIRTH CONTROL. It should not be up to my employer whether or not I have access to this. It should be between me and my doctor. And don’t give me the argument that they would allow it for that — because there are people with insurance that didn’t cover it for the same reasons Hobby Lobby didn’t and even with labs and doctors’ letters they wouldn’t approve it for purely medical use. It is VERY difficult to work around that with insurance.

Use of the pill to treat these conditions would not be objectionable. We cannot legislate to the exception, however. This should be a consideration when choosing an employer.

There are other treatments for this condition that are better for you. I have a family member exploring these now. They are covered by insurance. I would encourage you to look into them.

I call bullshit.  I am pretty sure you are just making up stuff so that you feel your argument can stand.  The fact is, insurance companies have denied birth control needed for medical conditions in the past because of the employer’s stance and will continue to do so after this case.  Making me choose an employment carefully instead of requiring a company to handle my insurance and my medical conditions in the same way they would with anyone else with a different health issue is not fair or just.  This ruling is wrong and detrimental to those with my condition that don’t have a lot of options as far employment goes.

There are not other treatments for this condition that are better for me.  Every single treatment plan includes birth control on a long term, but not necessarily, permanent basis.  Other treatments include diet change and other medications such as Metformin/glucaphage (all of which I am doing) which not all insurance covers because they are diabetes medication and not identified as treatment for PCOS.   You know how I know this?  Because I got multiple doctor’s opinions — 3 general physicians, 2 ob/gyns, and 2 endocrinologists.  Additionally, I read up on the condition as did my mother who is an R.N. and my best friend who is pediatrician so she could help explain things I didn’t necessarily understand 100%.  You on the other hand just talked to a family member and believe that is basis of a solid argument.

You’re a troll using no logic and no research to make terrible arguments and can’t concede any points.   This is the last I’ll say on this matter with you.

(Slow clap) also, let’s discuss the preventative health care benefits of birth control— prevents/decreases likelihood of MULTIPLE cancers, reduces symptoms of endometriosis, regulates irregular menstrual cycles, decreases / eliminates cramps, etc. I could go on. I really could. I will probably be the first woman in my family not to suffer from one or many of the above listed items. Two women in my family have had breast cancer, my great grandmother and great aunt died from ovarian cancer; my mom has endometriosis, our family has a high rate of miscarriages (30 %) and still births.

Tell me you don’t think my birth control should be covered. I will gladly give you my subsequent medical charges from the removal of my preventative care.

Sound great. Still not sure why someone who does not agree should be forced, against their conscience, to pay for you to have it. If the government believes it is critical to provide it for free, they should simply find another way to fund it.

The Duke of Norfolk: Oh confound all this. I’m not a scholar, I don’t know whether the marriage was lawful or not but– dammit, Thomas, look at these names! Why can’t you do as I did and come with us, for fellowship!More: And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt

“Marriage is a sacrament that leads us to the heart of God’s plan, which is a plan of alliance with his People, with all of us, a plan of communion. The image of God is a married couple, man and woman, not only man, not only woman, but rather both. This is the image of God: love, God’s alliance with us is represented in the alliance between man and woman.”
“We were created to love, as a reflection of God and his love. And in matrimonial union the man and woman realize this vocation, as a sign of reciprocity and the full and definitive communion of life.” When a man and a woman receive the Sacrament of marriage, “God is, so to say, ‘mirrored’ in them, he imprints in them the features and indelible nature of His love. Marriage is the icon of God’s love for us. Indeed, God too is communion: the three Persons of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit have always lived and live forever in perfect unity. And this is the mystery of marriage: God makes married couples into one existence. The Bible uses a strong term: it says one ‘flesh’ only, so intimate is the union between man and woman in marriage.”

“Married life is beautiful, and must be protected.”

-Pope Francis in his April 2 Catechesis

Let us pray together for the courage to continue to protect the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman!

apesoformythoughts:

“Wherever there is animal worship there is human sacrifice.” – G.K. Chesterton

(Source: instaconservative, via allofthegrero)

From the cross at San Damiano, Jesus said to Francis:  Repair my house, which is falling into ruin.  Those same words are meant for every Christian life and home and parish.  How we respond is up to us.- Archbishop Chaput

We need to remember that simple lesson.  The Catholic faith is not an ideology.  It’s  a romance.  It’s a love affair with God.  We’re a people who believe in Jesus Christ – not the ideas, but the person of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen for our sake purely out of his love for us.  And living the Catholic faith should be an experience of gratitude and joy that flows from a daily personal encounter with God’s son and a communal relationship with God’s people.- Archbishop Chaput

“Christianity was founded by people who could not have cared less about ‘Christian civilization.’  What mattered to them was Christ, and the reverberations of his coming on the whole of human existence.  Christians believed in Christ, not in Christianity itself; they were Christians, not ‘Christianists.” -Rémi Brague  

"I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means."

Billy Collins, “Introduction to Poetry” (via fleurishes)

“Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God”

-Jean Anouilh

The immorality of an inept poet is like that of a sleeping guard or a drunken bus driver.- John Gardner

I’m the one who takes the pen when Love breathes wisdom into me, and go finding the signs for what he speaks within.- Dante Purgatorio 24 52-54

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