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Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling

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  • boneheaded, but not a smidgen SLC, UT
    July 16, 2014 12:05 p.m.

    let the big spending libs use THEIR money to pay for this.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2014 12:09 p.m.

    Sad that the dems resort to lies and half-truths to try win an election. The HL ruling did not prevent women from obtaining abortion inducing drugs. It did not say employers could opt out of covering all contraceptives in their health plans.

    The SCOTUS, in the HL ruling, indicated the method under which women could obtain these drugs at no charge, but rather than enact the required legislation, the dems are playing politics with women’s health. Dems are admittedly attacking religious freedoms (shows how much they really care about the first amendment) and politicking under the guise of “women’s rights”. What they are really doing is making noise about a phony war on women. Dem actions constitute the real war on women.

    No employer’s faith is preventing women from obtaining abortion inducing drugs – that decision IS left to the woman, her doctor, her family, and her faith. To say otherwise is completely false.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 16, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Democrats "think they can score political points and create divisions where there aren't any by distorting the facts.""

    --- Oh thou hypocrite.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    July 16, 2014 12:33 p.m.

    Thanks to those who are pushing ahead to make sure that women's basic preventative health care is covered by their insurance.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    July 16, 2014 1:54 p.m.

    No suprise here. Politics are a dirty, slimy business and the Democrats sense they have more ammo to keep the woman vote in their camp. The GOP lost in 2012 because they overwhelming lost the woman and minority vote. They've done nothing to improve their case with either group sense then.
    The GOP will continue to pass legislation that favors rich, white upper income American. Not going to be a lot of those left in 20 years.

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    "The HL ruling did not prevent women from obtaining abortion inducing drugs."

    Nobody claims it does.

    " It did not say employers could opt out of covering all contraceptives in their health plans."

    Actually a couple days after the Supreme court clarified its' ruling and gave Wheaton College the ability to, while their case is going through the system, not have to cover any contraception at all in their health plans.

    "indicated the method under which women could obtain these drugs at no charge"

    Wheaton's lawsuit (among others like the Little Sisters of the Poor) challenges that method. While the men on the Supreme Court pointed towards that alternate method, the women on the supreme court blasted the Wheaton decision by the Supreme Court because it goes against that very same method.

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2014 2:18 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    The Supreme Court also decided against reviewing 3 cases that were won by plaintiffs who objected to covering all forms of birth control, but with regard to 3 cases that were lost by plaintiffs who objected to covering all forms of birth control, they sent those cases back to the lower courts for further review. The court sent a strong message in their subsequent actions to the ruling and it's this...this statement

    "It did not say employers could opt out of covering all contraceptives in their health plans."

    is not meant to be taken as true when it comes to smaller businesses held by a few individuals.

  • JDL Magna, UT
    July 17, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    The statement buy the Centers for Disease control and prevention is as telling as any thing.

    "National statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 99 percent of women ages 15 to 44 who have had sexual intercourse have used at least one form of contraception."

    How is it that a 15 year old girl is considered a woman capable of making such important choices as sexual intercourse and contraception? The same question can be asked about 15 year old boys.

    According to law, both are considered children. We live in a mixed up world.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 17, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    Paying for another persons behavior is un-American.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 17, 2014 1:19 p.m.

    Schnee,
    “no one claims it does.”

    Look at all the headlines; the empty, real “war on women” rhetoric coming from the dems, then try again.

    The SCOTUS DID provide a means, whether others claim otherwise.