Irradiated by LabRat
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-2 Monday to endorse a controversial bill that would allow Arizona employers the right to deny health insurance coverage for contraceptives based on religious objections.
Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.
“I believe we live in America. We don’t live in the Soviet Union,” Lesko said. “So, government should not be telling the organizations or mom and pop employers to do something against their moral beliefs.”
So, freedom, without which we would be just like the Soviet Union, is:
Being given the latitude to ensure that no company dollar, when the company is usually made up of a variety of religious convictions and practices, can be spent on the possibility of a female employee failing to produce eggs that are readily accessible to sperm.
It definitely is not:
Having your medical records remain private, being able to purchase mundane health services on insurance coverage of which you pay part of the premium, or keeping your personal life personal.
Also, since Arizona is an at-will state, freedom is also: being able to fire an employee whose medical records reveal something you find objectionable- but only if they are female, as otherwise you don’t have a legal excuse to demand them.
Remaining health services often covered by insurance imposing a crushing burden on religious freedom in America: STD screening, childhood vaccinations, blood transfusions, pig-derived insulin and heart valves, organ transplants, psychiatric medicine in general (Scientology), medicine in general (Christian Science).
“War on Women”: an invention of Democrats and the liberal media that is in no way implied or reinforced by any legislation generated or defended by actual Republicans.