Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ask Young Women

For the past few weeks we have been hearing a lot of posturing about reproductive rights. I would like to focus on only part of it, the birth control pill (BCP) issue.

With any issue, each generation needs to find its own answers and fight for what they believe in, not what their foggy predecessors may feel is right for the “yung-uns.” This is a fundamental principle in our quest to form a more perfect union. So, it is understandable that many institutions have jumped into the debate on BCP, specifically about insurance coverage for BCP.

But, Democrats, Republicans and churches have turned this issue into an intellectual battlefield, in my opinion, bereft of common sense and compassion for young women. Fortunately, some are able to apologize for their misguided passion, like Rush Limbaugh did after calling a young Georgetown student taking BCP a “slut” and “prostitute.”

Is it not telling that insurance coverage for Viagra did not trigger such passionate mental masturbation?

I say, ask young women what they would like their insurance companies to cover.


At March 19, 2012 at 12:17:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Birth Control Issue" and the controversy surrounding women is telling indeed... I embrace your
approach to simply, "ask" young women what they want, rather than attempting to "tell" them
how to direct their lives on any subject. Especially, the BCP issue! I sense a possible
"Armageddon" on the horizon...



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