MSNBC is still scheduling Sandra Fluke as a guest and on Friday’s NewsNation with Tamron Hall she essentially claimed that leukemia treatments and contraception coverage is pretty much the same thing in the eyes of those “religious employers” that want to use religious objections to deny “healthcare” coverage to employees.
“I think what it is important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern and they want to be able deny their employees particular types of healthcare.
Now if you take a sep back and think about that, that’s, you know, you work at a restaurant, you work at a store and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage, or contraception coverage, or blood transfusions or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to.
So the folks that are still objecting have some very extreme ideas about religious freedom and employee healthcare in this country.
There are many fallacies in this.
First of all contraception is not “healthcare.”
Secondly, where is the rash of employers who are saying they want to use religion to withhold “leukemia treatments,” or “blood transfusions” from their employees?
Thirdly, contraception is n no way at all comparable to leukemia treatments or life-saving blood transfusions. You ain’t gonna die specifically because you can’t cover your willy with a latex-based product!
Fourth, leukemia treatments don’t cost $13 per dozen. Such treatments are a tad more expensive than a box of Trojans.
Fifth, who exactly is the extreme one when Fluke is the one saying leukemia treatments and contraception are more or less the same thing?
And Lastly, no one on earth is saying that women should be prevented from getting their sex aides. All anyone is objecting to is forcing employers to pay for it through government enforced, employer-provided health insurance. And no one at all is saying they want to prevent employees from getting life-saving blood transfusions or leukemia treatments. No one… except the extreme Sandra Fluke.