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Fef 2012/02/14 19:14:41
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The Democrats have launched a coordinated and contrived campaign to create a hysteria that woman may lose access to contraceptives. They've done this to help elect Barack Obama in 2012 election.

Who believes this non-sense? Who wants to take away the access to contraceptives? Nobody.

The Catholic Church barely talks about contraception -- either from the pulpit or in media. The Catholic Church today represents many liberal, anti-war, anti-death penalty priests and parishioners. The Pope has reversed centuries-old opposition to birth control. Pope Benedict XVI said prostitutes can use condoms in 2010, "There can be single justified cases, for example when a prostitute uses a condom, and this can be the first step toward a moralization, a first act of responsibility in developing anew an awareness of the fact that not everything is permissible and that we cannot do everything we want."

The Democratic National Committee wants to create a controversy out of thin air. The press, in coordination with the DNC, has intensely questioned the religious and leading Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum about contraceptives. Then the press misquoted and misrepresented their positions. Neither Romney (a Massachusetts moderate who supported abortion rights) and Rick Santorum (a Catholic) do not want to make contraceptives illegal.

Let me repeat it: not a single Republican or Democrat or Catholic leader wants to make contraception illegal. If you know of any, please post it along with the explicit quote or proposed legislation.

Some people who don't understand the states rights issues granted by the Constitution won't understand Rick Santorum's position on allowing states to make their own rules. That differs from advocating legislation to make contraceptives illegal. Any argument over that relies on confusion or willful distortion to suit one's political agenda.

The "feminists" want to elect Barack Obama, who just upset the Catholics by denying the Church its First Amendment rights. Obama took a big hit for this in the polls and media, so the Left wants to turn that argument around. They want to flip the Church's opposition to mandatory contraceptives into a fake premise that the Church and Republicans want to deny contraceptives. Only a coordinated effort from the engineers inside the DNC can come up with such a convoluted and distorted scheme.

Who wants to ban contraceptives? Who wants to make contraceptives illegal?

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  • melly~thwarting Satan since... 2012/02/15 02:13:51 (edited)
    Republicans want to ban contraceptives
    melly~thwarting Satan since 1971
    +72
    Don't get all testerical, Fef.

    Santorum does. “Many of the Christian faith have said … contraception is O.K.,” his Frothiness said last fall. “It’s not O.K. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” With some pride, Santorum noted that “no president has talked about” the evils of birth control. He says "it harms women and society".

    Those Personhood nutters want to ban it...and they're getting on state ballots. The fact that Mississippi, the most conservative state in the Union, defeated their measure should tell them something, but...they'll just keep wasting a ton of money trying to legislate their idea of morality.
    http://personhoodcolorado.com...


    This is all an attempt to control women. It always has been, and always will be.

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  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/03/04 03:41:17
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    This is about entitlements, not contraceptives. What do liberals think they should pay for on their own? Just wondering...
  • Errin Gracie ... 2012/06/09 00:14:08
    Errin
    +3
    We paid for the entitlements if you were wondering, Check you pay stub for Medicare and SS taxes, they are NOT part of your normal taxes withheld. So you are not getting something for free. which seems to be the case with people who think it's free money.
  • Gracie ... Errin 2012/06/09 00:36:53
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    I'm not talking about those entitlements! DUH! We're talking about healthcare mandates.
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/03/04 02:34:09
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    No one wants to ban it but Churches shouldn't be required to provide something they object to.
  • Nowonmai 2012/02/27 03:46:43
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    Nowonmai
    +1
    Have you been asleep during every Santorum speech? He wants contraception banned, and is totally against abortion.... unless it's his wife's life, then a late term abortion is ok.
  • Fef Nowonmai 2012/03/04 02:29:26
    Fef
    +1
    Wrong.he doesn't want to ban it he just opposes it personally
  • Warren ... Fef 2012/03/06 20:48:08
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    He is personally against people using birth control and is on the record that he believe states have the right to ban it. Watch the video near the 2:00 mark:

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/p...
  • Fashionable60s 2012/02/19 03:04:10
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    Fashionable60s
    The Democrats are creating the brouhaha on contraceptives as an assault on women, and the three most liberal democrats women senators, namely Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire),Barbara Boxer (California) and Patty Murray (Washington) are stoking the hysteria in their article in the Wall Street Journal that those who opposed the mandate are "trying to force their politics on women's personal health-care decisions". Some even said that Republicans want to ban contraceptives. Nothing could be further from the truth, we do not have contraceptive crisis as according to the Guttmacher Institute "99% of women who have been sexually active have used birth control on their own". There are existing government agencies such as Medicaid that will provide contraceptives to poor women for free and will subsidize birth control to people who are on the low income scale. For the rest of women, the cost of prescription contraceptives is only around $50 a month, easily affordable without any government assistance. The Catholic bishops are only trying to keep the church from getting forced into something they considered morally wrong. The church do not have to get involved in a woman's decision to use or not to use contraceptives. This mandate is really Obama's way of bringing the churches t...
    The Democrats are creating the brouhaha on contraceptives as an assault on women, and the three most liberal democrats women senators, namely Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire),Barbara Boxer (California) and Patty Murray (Washington) are stoking the hysteria in their article in the Wall Street Journal that those who opposed the mandate are "trying to force their politics on women's personal health-care decisions". Some even said that Republicans want to ban contraceptives. Nothing could be further from the truth, we do not have contraceptive crisis as according to the Guttmacher Institute "99% of women who have been sexually active have used birth control on their own". There are existing government agencies such as Medicaid that will provide contraceptives to poor women for free and will subsidize birth control to people who are on the low income scale. For the rest of women, the cost of prescription contraceptives is only around $50 a month, easily affordable without any government assistance. The Catholic bishops are only trying to keep the church from getting forced into something they considered morally wrong. The church do not have to get involved in a woman's decision to use or not to use contraceptives. This mandate is really Obama's way of bringing the churches to heel and to discredit their belief, and in the process trampling on the constitution that allow the separation of church and state, protected by the First Amendment. Just imagine, if the government is successful, the next thing they could try would either banning religions or on the other side of the absurdity scale, they could create a new religion where all Americans must belong to it. In Obama's megalomania, this is not too farfetched.
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  • A Lionheart 2012/02/19 02:50:00
    Republicans want to ban contraceptives
    A Lionheart
    I choose A & B. But mostly A.
  • ehrhornp 2012/02/18 16:28:37
    Republicans want to ban contraceptives
    ehrhornp
    Or at least the current leader for president:

    "One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.... Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." —Rick Santorum, interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com (October 2011)
  • CentristCitizen 2012/02/17 21:26:13
    Republicans want to ban contraceptives
    CentristCitizen
    +1
    Republicans need to respect contraceptive choice, because contraception is a right.
  • Hula gi... Centris... 2012/03/04 02:45:52
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    Oh you are right, God did give you that right it's called Abstinence. Rights come God not from man and Contraception is a privilege not a right.

    No republican is telling you, you can't have contraception that is a liberal lie.
  • Centris... Hula gi... 2012/03/21 22:07:19
    CentristCitizen
    That is not true. There are conservatives who want to deny contraceptive choice.
  • Hula gi... Centris... 2012/03/22 02:41:18
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    Not running for President there aren't and no none of us should have to pay for it. Abortion is not a choice it's murder.
  • Centris... Hula gi... 2012/03/23 01:26:06
    CentristCitizen
    Let me try this again. I do not support abortion. I am prolife in every sense of the word and maybe I will start my own prolife organization. There is nothing wrong with contraception. Medically speaking, contraception is something that prevents conception. Nothing more, and nothing less. That is what I support. The prevention of conception. I do not support abortion unless the mother's life is in danger and the baby is less than 20 weeks old after conception. So you see dear Hula, you were way off base.
  • Hula gi... Centris... 2012/03/23 01:43:33
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    If you support abortion you are not pro life...a baby is still a baby at 20 weeks.

    No one is trying to deny contraceptive....that's wrong. It's being forced down churches throats and that's against their religion and that's the whole arguement.
  • Centris... Hula gi... 2012/03/23 01:46:17
    CentristCitizen
    1: The mother has the right to live too. True prolifers know this. At 20 weeks, the baby can be delivered alive by cesarean section and put in the neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/02/17 21:14:13
    Republicans want to ban contraceptives
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    The purpose of these Republican "personhood" state ballot initiatives is precisely to ban abortions and hormonal contraception. Santorum, for one, has openly admitted that he is against the use of contraceptives and believes it is governments role to decide their legality.
  • Hula gi... Warren ... 2012/03/04 02:46:44
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    Never has he. He has for his own personal beliefs but never to ban them. Abortion is not birth control.
  • Warren ... Hula gi... 2012/03/06 20:33:19
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    Not true. He is recorded on video saying that he would allow states to ban contraception:

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/p...

    One issue was Santorum’s opposition to the Supreme Court’s 1965 ruling that invalidated a Connecticut law banning contraception. Santorum said he still feels that a state should be able to make such laws.

    “The state has a right to do that, I have never questioned that the state has a right to do that. It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statues they have."
  • Hula gi... Warren ... 2012/03/06 20:59:52
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    He's right it is a States issue just like it's the States issue to have gay marriage. He's correct but he doesn't say it all should be banned. Big big difference. See how you take things out of context.
  • Warren ... Hula gi... 2012/03/06 21:15:20
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    So he is against the use of contraception and he thinks it should be OK for states to ban them. Since he is not in the state legislature, the point of whether he personally wants to ban them is moot. But his position is clear, and it is also clear that he does not support women's reproductive rights of any kind; in fact he does not believe they exist in the first place.
  • Hula gi... Warren ... 2012/03/06 21:28:32
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    He isn't for banning it he stated as what is law that States have that right. He personally stated he has seen the decline in our country once contraceptive has been around and he is correct in that too. The morality has declined. So if you bothered to listen in context he is correct on all issues.

    He never ever stated on a government basis that he is for that. He has personal views as a Catholic but that's his personal choice isn't just like Obama personlly wants and support abortion.
  • Charles E 2012/02/17 08:43:40
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    Charles E
    Official Catholic teaching is that birth control is wrong and abortion is murder.

    As a matter of religious freedom the church thinks it, and not Obama, should decide what health care program they will provide.

    But the alleged constitutional scholar thinks the first Amendment does not mean what is written on the parchment in the library of congress.
  • Nowonmai Charles E 2012/02/27 03:49:26
    Nowonmai
    Why should I be forced to follow Catholic Dogma when I'm not Catholic? I don't believe life begins at conception. An embryo isn't a life any more than an acorn is an oak tree. Even Bible (or buy bull) can't decide when life begins. One part says when the blood begins to flow, another part when movement can be felt (the quickening)
  • Charles E Nowonmai 2012/02/28 01:38:57
    Charles E
    +1
    I am not Catholic and am undecided about exactly when life begins.

    The question is not should we be forced to follow Catholic Dogma.

    The question is "should the Catholic Church be forced to violate it's teachings?"

    On that, and only that, issue I stand solidly with the Catholic Church and against Obama!
  • SneakyPete 2012/02/16 22:16:49
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    SneakyPete
    +1
    How about the Dems beibg added to the list.
  • CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/02/16 21:50:46
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Political ploy by Obama and his Nontruth Teams.
  • Shelly 2012/02/16 17:52:22
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    Shelly
    +2
    They better not. I need my pills to regulate my period :/
  • ehrhornp Shelly 2012/02/18 16:31:22
    ehrhornp
    Better not vote for Rick lol

    "One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.... Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." —Rick Santorum, interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com (October 2011)
  • keeper 2012/02/16 17:26:46
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    keeper
    +3
    Contraceptives is NOT abortion!
  • socokid 2012/02/16 14:47:56
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    socokid
    This is not about banning.

    The Catholic Church barely talks about contraception -- either from the pulpit or in media.
    Neither does my mom, the owners of the grocery store down the street, or my wife's hairdresser.

    Pope Benedict XVI said prostitutes can use condoms in 2010
    Yay for prostitutes! Now, if he could only get around to "allowing" them for people dying by not using them...

    They want to flip the Church's opposition to mandatory contraceptives into a fake premise that the Church and Republicans want to deny contraceptives.
    Wrong. The Church itself created this controversy. 58% of Catholics approved of the contraception issue, even BEFORE the compromise. Now they want to raise the issue again, even though they are not mandated to offer it themselves any more? *sigh*

    The Catholic church keeps shooting themselves in the foot. I, for one, am just fine with that. They more they continue to remain in opposition to not only medical science, but even their own constituency, the more they become even more irrelevant.
  • Fef socokid 2012/02/17 07:13:19
    Fef
    +1
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives.
  • socokid Fef 2012/02/18 14:24:21
    socokid
    Nobody wants to ban it for everyone, apparently. Agreed.

    But this wasn't the much larger story, IMO...
  • Charles E socokid 2012/02/17 08:51:51
    Charles E
    There was no compromise. Obama demanded that the Catholic church provide birth control and abortion services to their employees.

    Now instead of self insuring, the church must pay an insurance company to provide abortions.

    Comparison, if you hire someone to kill your neighbor, you are just as guilty as the actual killer. If the church hires someone to perform abortions, they are still as guilty as the abortionist.
  • socokid Charles E 2012/02/18 14:26:57
    socokid
    *sigh*

    A great way to ensure more unwanted pregnancies and abortions, would be to ban contraception.

    The Church is making a mockery of itself, and I am not sure this would be the best time for them to continue this trend...
  • bluelady 2012/02/16 14:31:50
    Nobody wants to ban contraceptives
    bluelady
    +4
    but dont expect me to supply them to you...
  • Spizzzo BN-0 2012/02/16 11:58:55 (edited)
    Republicans want to ban contraceptives
    Spizzzo BN-0
    +1
    Just ask Rick Santorum.

    Plus ANY and ALL Republicans supporting a "personhood" law (which includes ALL Republican presidential candidates), as these law will likely outlaw ALL forms of birth control. Republicans just do NOT care about the rights of women.
  • Marie Spizzzo... 2012/02/16 19:17:46
  • jeane Spizzzo... 2012/02/17 07:46:35
    jeane
    +2
    I thought you wanted the government out of the bedroom? Let women pay for their own choices.
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