According to Paul Ryan – Congressman from Wisconsin’s First Congressional District and Mitt Romney’s running mate; “The Contraceptive Mandate is an affront to religious liberty.”
Apparently, Congressman Ryan doesn’t understand how religious liberty works in this Country. Your religious liberty ends where my religious liberty begins. If you don’t want to use birth control, then don’t use it. That’s your choice and your right. However; don’t stand in my way waving your religious freedom flag and denying me my right to make a healthcare choice.
Now, I can hear some people arguing that you can make your choice, as long as I don’t have to pay for it. This mandate does make birth contraceptive a part of the insurance plan, so in a way, we’re all paying for it. But, let me cut you off at the pass. I don’t want to pay for war and amazingly, with my taxes, I do. War is an affront to MY religious liberty, but I don’t hear anyone on the right trying to stop war. I don’t want to pay more in taxes so that a rich person can have a tax break. I don’t want to pay for oil subsidies and, yet, I do. I didn’t want to pay for TARP and, yet, I am. So, don’t give me this shit that “The contraceptive mandate is an affront to religious liberty.”