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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:54 PM
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Should Organized Religion Have More Rights Than Women?
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Food for thought. My answer, of course, is no. Human rights should always come first, and nobody should have to sacrifice their rights to someone else's religion.

Should organized religion have more say over a womans body than a woman does herself?


The demand for exemptions is based on moral and religious grounds. Religious rights, its claimed. But about womens religious rights? When womens moral and religious beliefs conflict with the Catholic Church, why should the church win out?

Free contraception leads to healthier babies, too. The Institutes of Medicine recommended free birth control due to compelling evidence that it leads to healthier women and babies.

Women with unintended pregnancies are more likely to receive delayed or no prenatal care and to smoke, consume alcohol and be depressed during pregnancy. Unintended pregnancy also increases the risk of babies being born preterm or at a low birth weight, both of which raise their chances of health and developmental problems.

And when birth control is free, abortion rates drop too.


But returning to the question of religion, arent we supposed to sacrifice for our own religious beliefs, rather than asking everyone else to sacrifice for our religion?

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  -Should Organized Religion Have More Rights Than Women? NMMNG  Dec-05-11 06:54 PM   #0 
  - Jesus told them to keep it in the closet  Angry Dragon   Dec-05-11 06:59 PM   #1 
  - The only thing they seem to want to keep in the closet  NMMNG   Dec-05-11 07:13 PM   #4 
     - who is "they?"  Thats my opinion   Dec-05-11 10:34 PM   #13 
        - Calling out the bigotry of others isn't bigotry  NMMNG   Dec-06-11 09:30 AM   #20 
  - It doesn't. But, while the church has no right to stop you from using...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-05-11 07:05 PM   #2 
  - I don't consider it a "right" to get it free  NMMNG   Dec-05-11 07:13 PM   #3 
  - I agree that free contraception is a good idea, I just kinda...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-05-11 10:43 PM   #14 
     - I think the difference is that birth control has more implications for society  LeftishBrit   Dec-06-11 02:38 AM   #17 
  - It would be covered like viagra is if  femrap   Dec-05-11 07:15 PM   #5 
     - One of the most colorful elements of Dick Nixon's administration  aka-chmeee   Dec-05-11 08:09 PM   #6 
     - Makes sense  NMMNG   Dec-05-11 08:32 PM   #8 
     - What's so sad is that Nixon's  femrap   Dec-05-11 10:20 PM   #11 
     - I didn't say I don't want them to be covered, and I agree it would be...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-05-11 10:48 PM   #15 
     - of course you're not....  femrap   Dec-05-11 11:05 PM   #16 
     - You don't give birth  femrap   Dec-06-11 11:30 AM   #22 
     - I pay $25/month for my daughter's prescription.  PassingFair   Dec-06-11 12:36 PM   #23 
  - NO. Religions are no more "persons" with rights than corporations are.  kestrel91316   Dec-05-11 08:20 PM   #7 
  - whaddya mean 'should they'? eom  ellenfl   Dec-05-11 09:06 PM   #9 
  - I know they already do  NMMNG   Dec-05-11 09:11 PM   #10 
  - The right of a woman over her own body  Thats my opinion   Dec-05-11 10:29 PM   #12 
  - You claim to know what's really going on in religion today  NMMNG   Dec-06-11 09:27 AM   #19 
  - When I gave birth to my second daughter...  PassingFair   Dec-06-11 12:44 PM   #24 
     - That's disgusting  NMMNG   Dec-06-11 06:29 PM   #25 
     - And this would be the reason for darkspouse's standing orders on hospital care.  darkstar3   Dec-06-11 06:41 PM   #26 
  - No,  LeftishBrit   Dec-06-11 02:46 AM   #18 
  - Great provocative question for all women to answer for themselves.  MarkCharles   Dec-06-11 09:35 AM   #21 

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