Of Condoms and Coppertone, or Maternity and Melanoma

By David Folsom – Titusville Patriots

Much energy has been expended in the past few weeks regarding the Obama/Sebelius mandate that religious groups cover the full cost of contraceptives.

The administration came out with their version of “compromise” allowing the religious groups themselves exemption, but mandating that their insurers cover the cost. Great example of Democrats’ “compromise.”

Any opposition to the mandate by Republicans was met as usual with the Democrat response of “Another Republican war on women.”

It seems that to NOT require a religious group to pay for a product or service that violates their sacred beliefs denies an employee the freedom to procure the product or service herself. This has been portrayed as an attack on women’s health.

Contraceptives, from condoms to ortho-novum, are used to prevent a medical condition – maternity.

Maternal Mortality rates range from 2,000 per 100,000 pregnancies in Siera Leone to zero per 100,000 in Ireland. According to the WHO, the U.S. comes in around #3 with 11 per 100,000 pregnancies. 1/100 of 1% of those women who become pregnant die as a direct or indirect result of the pregnancy.

The primary mortality factor is complications from abortion, an irony that Democrats never seem to mention. At any rate, to force women who work for religious organizations to pay for their own contraceptives or go without violates the fraudulently famous “Separation of Church and State” which we all know is Paragraph 1, Section 1 of our Constitution.

Having never actually FOUND the text itself, I guess that separation goes only in one direction.

If failure to require employers/insurers to fully pay for condoms for women is a war against women, should employers/insurers not ALSO be required to fully pay for Coppertone and Ray-Bans?

Melanoma is the #1 cancer risk in the U.S., and fair-skinned groups the most at risk. Of the fair-skinned groups, the mortality rate for men is twice that for women. Have the Democrats declared war on men? Specifically white men?

The incidence and mortality climbed for melanoma in the 1973-1994 period with an increase of 26% for men, 22% for women. From 1990-1994 the increase for men was 6.8%, while women actually had a decrease of 1.3%.

But insurance coverage for Coppertone and sunglasses is completely ABSENT from the Democrats’ health plan. I see no explanation other than the fact that Democrats want to eliminate men, especially fair-skinned men.

Looking around Washington, it appears they have at least emasculated them.

Next: Poor dental health kills more people than pregnancy, yet toothpaste and floss are ALSO absent from the democrats’ health care plan. The reason?

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1 Response to Of Condoms and Coppertone, or Maternity and Melanoma

  1. Make no mistake, The issue here is not about contraception, it’s about our liberty. We must not lose sight of the forest while staring blindly at the trees. If you give up just one liberty to government, even if it’s not your own, there will be no stopping it. I may be Jewish, but we’re ALL Catholics now!

    Rep Paul Ryan said it very well on Meet The Press this past Sunday:

    “What we’re getting from the White House on this conscience issue, it’s not an issue about contraception, it’s an issue that reveals a political philosophy the president is showing that basically treats our constitutional rights as if they were revocable privileges from our government, not inalienable rights from our creator.” said Ryan on NBC’s Meet the Press.

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