People are rightly protesting on religious grounds the fact that Obama has mandated that health care plans must cover birth control and morning after pills:
Most healthcare plans will be required to cover birth control without charging co-pays or deductibles starting Aug. 1, the Obama administration announced Friday.
The final regulation retains the approach federal health officials proposed last summer, despite the deluge of complaints from religious groups and congressional Republicans that has poured in since then. Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship are exempt from the requirement, but religious-affiliated hospitals and universities only get a one-year delay and must comply by Aug. 1, 2013.
Aside from the religious aspects, I think this whole thing is grossly unfair. What about my migraines? I should get free medicine. And how about the heartburn that’s plagued me since my pregnancies? I want free Prilosec. Many of you, I’m sure, have medicines that you think should be free too.
My point is that, entirely aside from the ethics of forcing religious institutions to fund birth control, it’s simply wrong to make everyone in America underwrite one specific type of prescription. Of course, in the world of socialized medicine, where the president gets to call the shots, rather than the people who actually foot the bills, there is no right and wrong: there’s only politics. The Hell with religious freedom or other outdated Constitutional doctrines. We live in a modern age, with a modern president, one committed to turning us into the dying old world of Europe.