Through the looking glass and down that slippery slope

By · Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments »

Remember when I said that some feminists were “prepared to argue that it’s crucial to hold the line, to make sure that Obama’s religious liberty exemption applies only to contraception“? Here we go: “Sen. Blunt’s proposal would render the notion of health insurance meaningless, and give businesses and corporations effective veto power over their employee’s […]

People who have been warning about slippery slope for years unable to recognize slippery slope

By · Monday, February 13th, 2012 · 23 Comments »

Feminists have been warning for years that contraception was next on the conservative hit list; that the war on abortion would metastasize into a war on birth control. On Friday President Obama handed conservatives the first victory in that war, marking off contraception as a special thing that could be legitimately denied on the basis […]

So who’s special? Catholics? Women?

By · Sunday, February 12th, 2012 · 10 Comments »

On Friday President Obama caved in and announced that it was okay for Catholic hospitals and universities to deny women contraception on the basis of “religious liberty.” No matter that this is a step backwards from established law and the EEOC’s own enforcement of the Civil Rights Act; Father Obama knows best. He will just […]

There’s reality, and then there’s the Obama fan club

By · Saturday, February 11th, 2012 · 10 Comments »

I want to talk about the real result of yesterday’s cave-in on the contraception issue. The real result, not the fantasy result in the minds of Obama fangirls and boys, who think this is some kind of Grand Master slam dunk. To begin, I’m going to just quote my own comments from last night: Reading […]

Apparently, religious freedom = right to break the law and violate employees’ civil rights

By · Friday, February 10th, 2012 · 31 Comments »

Given the history, I’m not exactly confident that the White House is going to hold the line on the birth control pill debate. I prefer to call it that, rather than the “contraception” debate, because birth control pills are a medication that women take for a lot of reasons, only one of which is contraception. […]