Re: The War on Women?
Under Patrick’s post questioning the alleged War on Women, commenter Candace McCall remarks
stop pretending you don’t know this is about abortion and contraceptive rights.
We’ll take them one at a time.
#1, Abortion: there is nothing new this election on the issue. So this is not about abortion.
#2. There is, however, a new twist on contraception: the bizarre assertion that if contraception is not provided FREE, this constitutes a “War on Women”.
Sorry, no, it does not. Not at all. Such a posture and a demand is merely an addition to the ever lengthening list of items – post secondary education, healthcare, gourmet (e.g., buying lobster with the EBT card) food, cell phones (incredibly), and just about anything money can buy with the cash part of welfare – that are somehow supposed to be provided for free by government or by eeeeevil insurance companies, both of whom are erroneously perceived to have an endless supply of money from which to pay for such righteous items.
Stop the insanity. Actually, don’t just stop it, roll it back. The giving away of free stuff that, in actuality, costs money takes a toll that has been previewed by Greece’s current straits. The fact that the United States is giving away different things than they did doesn’t change the concept or the price.