Even though the general feeling of people on the Left (based on my horrendously masochistic Twitter feed) is that this is really just a bunch of boring old church ladies complaining because they can't get them some. The following quote tweeted by a person who describes herself thusly illustrates this:
Provocateur or Evocateur. Your choice. Professional writer, editor, erotic event producer, public speaker & free expression activist.And her quote was:
At worst, the contraception issue will lose Obama *some* Catholic *clergy* vote.
|Obama chastises God, because seriously, this planet's|
not big enough for the both of them.*
Good question. He didn't. He just hoped you weren't paying attention.
Obama announced today that "under the rule, women will still have access to free preventive care that includes contraceptive services, no matter where they work -- that core principle remains. Religious organizations won't have to pay for these services, and no religious institution will have to provide these services directly." Directly. Let me repeat that: directly.
Obama's revised plan allows religious organizations to refuse to cover contraceptive care, and it requires insurers to offer a plan that does not include contraceptive care in their contracts with nonprofit religious groups. Here's the best part (at least according to all you people who think Obama was a good idea in the first place), the insurers would be required to make contraception available free of charge to women anyway.
Fantastic! We're sticking it to the Man! you squeal with delight as you hope you can line up dates for all of your Saturday nights now that your personal life is being taken care of by someone else.
Free of charge! Free of charge, I tellya! Nobody gets it for free, no way, no how, but at least now when you do get yourself some, somebody else is going to be paying to keep you from being a soccer mom, or any other type of mom you don't want to be.
The only problem is where the insurers are going to get the money to pay for your birth control now that you don't have to. Insurance companies aren't going to pay for it out of pocket because they are mean corporations who don't care about the 99%.
Insurance companies are going to get the money to pay for your birth control from people like me (and all the other losers like me whose insurance rates are going to go up). So the next time you're gettin' busy using your free birth control, think of me and say a quiet 'thank you.' It's the least you can do.
Obama changed the wording and shoved the payment off onto the mean old insurance companies at the same time he used word manipulation to make you all think he listened to you and changed his mind. .
In the words of one White House staffer, this was an "accommodation" not a "compromise." So yeah, you people think you won one, but you didn't, you just got played the fool and you thanked Obama for doing it.
I lifted the picture from the Owl and Bear Music Blog and no copyright or ownership is implied by me.