Thursday, February 09, 2012

Senators Lautenberg and Gillibrand completely thoughtless on conscience

ABC News has a piece noting President Obama reinforcing his stand on his administration's rule to force employers to cover contraception and sterilization. It includes a variety of quotes from Senate Democrats regarding the mandate. The quotes from Senator Frank Lautenberg and Kirsten Gillibrand are almost unbelievable. The shallowness of them is something you'd expect out a NOW spokeswoman.

"It's time to tell Republicans ‘mind your own business,'" said Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. "Ideology should never be used to block women from getting the care they need to lead healthier lives.
Mind their own business? Republicans are trying to protect the consciences and religious freedoms of their constituents. How is that not their business? Not insuring contraception does nothing to block women from getting it. They are free to buy it. Or get another job where the employer covers contraception.

"The power to decide whether or not to use contraception lies with a woman – not her boss," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. "What is more intrusive than trying to allow an employer to make medical decisions for someone who works for them?"
And not forcing employer against their consciences to cover contraception does nothing to prevent women from using it. The employer isn't making medical decisions. They are merely deciding what they are willing to cover. Women are free to decide whether or not they want to buy and use contraceptives.


  1. I'm trying to figure out what percentage is stupidity and what percentage is dishonesty.

  2. Anonymous7:02 PM

    You mean Frank "Pro-lifers don't deserve civil rights" Lautenberg?