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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:20 PM

Republican Sues to Keep Wife & Daughters From Accessing Birth Control

A (male, Republican, natch) Missouri state representative is suing the federal government for a personal family exemption from the Obamacare birth control mandate on the grounds that it violates his religious liberty. Since we can assume that this male Republican is not worried about blocking his own access to a pharmaceutical made for and taken exclusively by women, we can conclude that this guy is basically suing to keep his wife and daughters from having the option to access free birth control. I guess I missed that day in Catechism when we learned about how the Church believes that the man's religion gets to determine his wife and female offspring's insurance benefits.

To be fair, State Rep. Paul Wieland isn't alone in his lawsuit; joining him is his wife, Theresa. The pair claim that simply having the option to access copay-free birth control through Wieland's state-provided insurance plan violates their Catholic faith, which famously views birth control as basically punching God in the face (God, in his omnipotence, has yet to use his magic to overcome birth control nor is he able to make fetuses less abortable, but give him time. Angels in Godlab are working around the clock to overcome the simple inventions of the people God created). Wieland and his wife have three daughters, all of whom would be ostensibly blocked from accessing birth control if Paul and Theresa's dumbass lawsuit is successful. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

“I see abortion-inducing drugs as intrinsically evil, and I cannot in good conscience preach one thing to my kids and then just go with the flow on our insurance,” said Rep. Wieland, who has three daughters. “This is a moral conundrum for me. Do I just cancel the coverage and put my family at risk? I don’t believe in what the government is doing.

http://jezebel.com/republican-sues-to-keep-wife-daughters-from-accessing-1148313604

I personally don't believe in birth control, therefore I should have the right to deny it to the world at large because I and only I count. The sheer arrogance is astounding.

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appleannie1 Aug 2013 OP
JoePhilly Aug 2013 #1
Ilsa Aug 2013 #2
Wait Wut Aug 2013 #3
OmahaBlueDog Aug 2013 #7
sinkingfeeling Aug 2013 #4
MANative Aug 2013 #5
tanyev Aug 2013 #6

Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:23 PM

1. God can bypass birth control ... see Virgin Mary for details.

If God wants you to have a baby ... YOU are having a baby.

Joseph could have been wearing 10 condoms, and Mary could have taken a fist full of birth control bills for years ... and she was having that baby anyway.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:28 PM

2. They should drop the insurance and know that God will take care

of them for taking such a righteous stand!!!

Religious narcissism and misogyny run rampant in the GOP. It must be a plank in their platform.

What a bunch of arrogance. They can say "No" to accessing it, or drop their insurance and rely on God's benevolence.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:29 PM

3. Okay.

Then I'm suing the United States because they allow churches to display crosses. The idea that Catholics tortured some guy and then decided much later that they wanted to worship him offends me. I should not be subjected to this kind of blatant disregard for my religious non-beliefs.

DISCLAIMER: I don't want to ban churches. Some of them are beautiful. Some are really freakin' hideous, too, but I don't have to look at them if I don't want to. Just like this idiot tool doesn't have to take birth control if he doesn't want to. It isn't going to magically materialize and pop itself into his mouth whenever he whips out his insurance card.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:14 PM

7. The SCOTUS ruled that fees related to Obamacare/ACA are a tax

We didn't get to pick and choose about not paying taxes for the Iraq war. He shouldn't get to pick and choose the taxes he gets to pay.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:53 PM

4. Simple solution. Let Rep. Wieland resign and give up his state provided insurance.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:57 PM

5. Now you're talkin'!!!

I propose your simple, elegant solution for all like-minded morons.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:17 PM

6. If you really think it's wrong, then don't use it. Even though you could.

There's your moral lesson, dumbass.

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