Thursday, May 3, 2012

Letter from Senator Wyden

I'm pretty sure this is just a form letter- but the fact that he has me now pegged as a pro-life activist doesn't bode well for a worst case scenario that some pro-life activists have been warning about. Still, I quote in part:

Despite the Administration’s efforts to respond to concerns registered by the religious community in their February notice, some folks — including Members of Congress — have called for additional modifications. During the Senate’s recent consideration of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, S. 21, Senator Blunt offered an amendment that would have not only allowed religiously affiliated organizations to deny contraceptive coverage but also allowed an employer to arbitrarily choose to deny coverage of other preventive services such as cancer screenings or flu shots for men and women. I voted against bringing this amendment up for a vote because it would have set sweeping new precedent regarding an employer’s ability to choose what is or isn’t included in their employees’ health coverage regardless of religious affiliation.

To which my response, for both Senator Wyden and Senator Blunt- why is pregnancy considered a disease equal to cancer?

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