Now Fluke is voicing her concerns that the Obama Administration might actually recognize our conscience rights and repeal the HHS mandate that forces all employers to provide for contraceptive and abortifacient coverage despite personal religious objections. To Fluke, that would be a bad thing because she says such exemptions to contraception coverage could be abused by employers to deny coverage for things like leukemia. In other words, in Fluke's world, avoiding pregnancy is on the same par as deadly diseases.
In a recent interview on MSNBC, Fluke said, “I think what it is important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern and they want to be able deny their employees particular types of healthcare. Now if you take a step back and think about that, that’s, you know, you work at a restaurant, you work at a store and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage, or contraception coverage, or blood transfusions or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to."
First, being a private employer in a non-religiously affiliated business does not mean the employer does not have the right to live his religious beliefs. Second, since when is preventing pregnancy on par with something like leukemia? Most married women I know strive to get pregnant - or take responsible precautions not to become pregnant if the time's not right. Not one person I know anywhere strives to get leukemia, nor has anyone I'm aware of been able to control whether they get the dreadful disease.
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