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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?

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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.

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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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