Look, I don't really give a sh*t what you do with your life, and I want government out of my bedroom as much as the next female of child-bearing age. But -- and let's be clear about this -- that includes me not paying for your bad decisions, in the bedroom or anywhere else. -- Emily Zanotti
Since I'm not a Catholic, I don't have a moral problem with birth control -- and I certainly don't have any qualms about it being used for genuine medical issues. That being said, since I believe in the First Amendment, I also think it's unconstitutional and un-American for the Obama Administration to try to force Catholic hospitals to provide birth control when they have a legitimate, longstanding religious objection to it.
Going beyond that, if there are consenting adults who want to engage in sexual activity in private, I don't consider that to be my business. However, when you start asking other people to fund your sexual escapades, it becomes their business. Quite frankly, I don't think most people want to know what someone like Sandra Fluke is doing behind closed doors.
Sandra Fluke is a student at Georgetown Law. She's also a "reproductive rights activist" who agrees wholeheartedly with the Obama administration's controversial contraceptive mandate.
..."Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy," Fluke said, referring to the fact that the university doesn't pay for contraception. "Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school."
She detailed, among other stories, how one woman felt "embarrassed" and "powerless" at the pharmacy counter when she "learned for the first time" that contraceptives weren't covered by the university's health care plan.
First of all, if you feel "embarrassed" and "powerless" because you have to pay for contraception, you're probably not mature enough to be having sex yet. So, if the "woman" in that story is reading this, feel free to say "thank you" for the excellent life advice.
As to Fluke or anyone else, if they want to try to sleep with 3000 different guys and write a book about it or are just struggling with the scourge of nymphomania, it's nobody's business but theirs -- unless they want other people to pay for it. Then, how many times a year they're screwing becomes a public issue... but it shouldn't be.
That's because you don't have a "right" to free birth control in this country -- and, yes, what the Obama Administration and Fluke want is for their fellow citizens to pay for birth control via their tax dollars, higher bills or higher insurance rates. You don't have a right to free housing, free beverages or free food, and you certainly shouldn't have a right to free birth control. If you do have a "right" to birth control, what do we have to pay for next? Flowers, beer and dinner for two at Applebee's to get you laid in the first place?
Have sex with whom you want to -- well, unless you're a member of NAMBLA or Peter Singer -- but, stop demanding other people come into your bedroom to pay for it and stop persecuting Catholics. Their religious freedoms provided for in the First Amendment are a lot more important than anyone's "right" to have someone else pay for their condoms.