This debate has ignited some heated and hate-filled debate. As an outsider, I’ll step in and declare them both losers.
Mr. Limbaugh, please remove your foot from your mouth, if you can. You have become just like those you denounce for being loud-mouth name-callers.
Ms. Fluke, please respect your fellow citizens enough to not ask daddy-government to take our money from us to give to you so you can do as you please on our dime. I shouldn’t have to pay for your contraceptives for sex with people that aren’t me.
This whirlwind of anger from both sides is disheartening, especially when neither side is being logical. So let’s agree to leave emotion at the door as we delve into the issue.
Ms. Fluke, like all other citizens, should have the right to complete privacy regarding her sex life. Sex is a choice, however, and with a choice comes responsibilities and consequences. It is her and/or her partners responsibility to acquire contraceptives or pay the consequences of their actions, whatever those may be.
Saying that the government shouldn’t be providing free (or discounted) contraceptives and abortions is (generally) NOT an attack on women (please stop playing the victim card); it’s an attack on big government. Should the government be providing free alcohol and marijuana? Of course it shouldn’t. All those things should be available to those who want them, but at a cost to the individual desiring them.
Saying that the government should provide free (or discounted) contraceptives and abortions is (generally) NOT an attack on religious people or people practicing abstinence. It’s just ignorance about economics and/or the desire for the government to take care of everything.
You want contraceptives covered in healthcare plans? Go to the insurance providers and demand them. In a free market, that would quickly get you what you want: if your current provider refused, someone would start an insurance plan that covered it so you would buy insurance from them.
It’s not the government’s job to take care of your every wish and desire. Take care of yourself and let everyone else do the same.