Our Phony Contraception Debate

Our Phony Contraception Debate March 6, 2012

Not to beat a dead horse, but I thought this WSJ article on the HHS mandate was right on point, Limbaugh and Our Phony Contraception Debate by Cathy Ruse.

Here is an excerpt–

Ms. Fluke’s crusade for reproductive justice is simply a demand that a Catholic institution pay for drugs that make it possible for her to have sex without getting pregnant. It’s nothing grander or nobler than that. Georgetown’s refusal to do so does not mean she has to have less sex, only that she has to take financial responsibility for it herself.

Should Ms. Fluke give up a cup or two of coffee at Starbucks each month to pay for her birth control, or should Georgetown give up its religion? Even a first-year law student should know where the Constitution comes down on that.

If you want the church to stay out of your bedroom, then don’t ask the Church to pay for the consequences of what happens there.

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  • Lisa

    Just to be clear – you aren’t condoning Limbaugh’s remarks about Ms. Fluke are you?? I might agree that the university shouldn’t be required to pay for her birth control – but there’s no way that I can condone the comments Limbaugh made calling her both a whore and a prostitute.

  • Mary Alice T

    I did think that was a good response. The problem with Rush’s comments (other than their offense to everyone), is that they help the left to perpetuate the idea that this is “anti woman.” Unfortunately, the Church has not been able to make the point, which I truly believe, that artificial contraception, and the decline in modesty and respect for sexuality, are themselves anti-woman. We are not “liberated” in any way by detaching our sex lives from the most significant thing that we are capable of doing — having children. Further, we are freed, rather than limited, by demanding some sexual restraint of our selves and our partners when we are not open to children. I cannot think of a person I know whose life has been better as a result of the early sexualization of uncommitted relationships.

  • Kellie “Red”

    Of course I’m not. I REALLY dislike Rush Limbaugh. Did you read the article? The author made it clear she didn’t condone his thoughts either, so I’m not sure why it came across that I did?