"Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., pointed out that for about 15 percent of women, birth control pills are used to treat endometriosis and other conditions.
"It's medicine and women deserve their medicine," she said.
Oh, well why didn't you say so! Of course we'll ignore the Constitution and force religious institutions to do your bidding! Because we all know you are much smarter than Tom Jefferson, Ben Franklin, or James Madison!
Another fool, this time from Wisconsin, spoke up to add this gem:
Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., said the church "can't impose its religious views on people and whether they can have health care."
Right...how dare the church try to impose its beliefs on people...that's the job of the Progressives in Congress!
Lost in the explanation was any mention that 90% of health care plans cover contraception, and that they are readily available via prescription from a woman's doctor. And, God forbid, (pun intended), people can even go and pay for them with (gasp!) cash.
Also lost is the fact that nobody, not even the evil Republicans, is saying that people shouldn't have access to contraception, or contraceptive medicines used to treat other ailments. What we are saying is that religious organizations should not be forced to provide anything that is contrary to their religious doctrine or teachings. If I recall, that is one of the primary reasons our ancestors got on those rickety old sailboats to come here in the first place!
Some have clearer thinking:
"The issue is not contraception, said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., but "whether the government of the United States should have the power to go in and tell a faith-based organization that they have to pay for something that they teach their members shouldn't be done. It's that simple. And if the answer is yes, then this government can reach all kinds of other absurd results."
Even some Democrats have clarity:
"Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who faces re-election in November, sent a letter to Obama complaining that the mandate is a "direct affront to religious freedoms."
Obama has really stepped in it this time. The veil is lifted, the curtain pulled back to reveal his true strategy, that of Government domination.
So NOW we know what "Fundamental Transformation" looks like.