Move Over, Abortion? Religious Freedom Is the New Battleground for 'Personhood'
Changes announced today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to its contraceptive mandate are likely to focus attention even more on for-profit companies that object to the mandate on religious grounds.
While several churches and religious nonprofits are likely to continue their protests against the mandate, today's announcement says they don't have to directly provide full contraception coverage to their employees. But for-profit companies have no exemptions, even if they're religious.
The battle over the mandateâ€”and the emergency contraception it requiresâ€”has long been over personhood. Is a fertilized egg a person? Do the emergency contraceptives stop eggs from uterine implantation, ending a person's life?
But now the legal battles against the HHS employer contraceptive mandate are shifting to very different questions of personhood: Are for-profit corporations "persons" in...
Guess what Mike of N.Y., what were Northern Republicans are now Independents or horror forbid, Democrats. Mike, I'm feeling very helpful today--it must be something I ate.
Mark Twain wrote: If you are a member of Congress (no offense) and one of your constituents who doesnâ€™t know anything, and does not want to go into the bother of learning something, and has no money, and no employment, and can't earn a living, comes besieging you for help . . . you throw him on his country. He is his country's child, let his country support him. There is something good and motherly about Washington, the grand old benevolent Asylum for the Helpless.
. I'll regret that one!
I'm not sure when or where Mark was suppose to said that one, but for the moment I'll take it as one of his quotes.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- I suppose then we Northerners will have to put down the revolt again? ---
We northerners? The revolt, so called, is not the south vs the north. It should be plain enough to see, if there is a revolt going on, it's by the national government rising up against the people. But you go ahead and be an apologist for government of, by, and for the government. You're good at it.
In spite of the tyranny of the Lincoln Administration and the bloody civil war, the good Lord used these events for good to end the practice of man stealing in America. I was going to say "slavery," but it looks like we're in servitude/slavery to the feds.
That doggone Federal government, they banned slavery, and then child labor! What are they going to do next! It's time for the South to rise again! I suppose then we Northerners will have to put down the revolt again?
Actually child labor is even allowed for some rural jobs, because the kids don't feel abused, by it, and even want it. I don't see the fun in detasseling though.