Originally Posted by desertstalker
This is IMO the salient point, why should a company be allowed to make decisions regarding the health care their employees receive? No one is forcing any of the employees of this company to actually use these services if they dont want to.
The fact that the company owner sticks to a fairly hard line interpretation of religious doctrine (many Christians have no problem with abortions, let alone contraception) does not give them the right to enforce their views upon others.
Seems people here also need to learn the difference between an abortion and a contraceptive measure. The morning after pill prevents a fertilised egg implanting in the uterus and thus from becoming an actual pregnancy. This happens naturally in a large percentage of cases without anyone knowing so can hardly be considered human sacrifice.
But to be perfectly honest I dont really understand why health insurance is part of your job. Here we pay for our own, short cuts a lot of this sort of rubbish.
The problem is that employers are expected to provide health insurance at all. That problem is made worse when that insurance is forced to cover things that aren't essential for one's health. Whether it is birth control for contraceptive purposes or Viagra or whatever else.
Many in this country seem to fail to grasp that freedom and responsibility go hand in hand. If you want to do what you want then you have to be responsible for it. There seems to be a group of people that see things like health care as a right. Health care doesn't exist in a vacuum. People have to spend years training to be able to provide it. How do you have the right to someone else's labor? If your employer or your government are providing those things for you how in the world do you expect them not to have a say in it? Those who seek to have the government control health care are willing to allow people to believe that they will get all they want at this point. What happens when there isn't enough money or they can't force enough people to be doctors when they try to cut their pay to stretch the healthcare dollars?
Think about freedom in general. I don't care if my neighbor is a fat slob who won't take care of himself if he is responsible for the consequences of that. What happens when all his neighbors have to pay his bills? What recourse do they have to him driving up their costs? Suddenly when things become a collective right we have more collective concerns. Freedom begins to erode. Only if people are responsible for themselves can they truly be free.