|This is what the Commonwealth of Virginia would mandate for every woman who seeks an abortion--no matter when she seeks such treatment or for what reasons.|
On my days off I catch up on a lot of reading. This morning I came across comments to articles that my mind linked together. The comments followed articles on the USCCB religious freedom crusade and for me took this crusade to a deeper level. The first comment follows this article at Religion dispatches. The article by Sarah Posner, looks at Republican Representative Issa's stacked deck of a congressional hearing on the HHS insurance mandate. The committee testimony and participants were virtually all male and one and all against covering birth control. Here's the comment from 'wanda':
I left the religious right and the GOP in 1976 because I heard their messages loud and clear! Those messages are: Helping people is hurting them. Hurting people is helping them. Women are baby killers. I've been amazed that middle class Americans haven't listened until now. The GOP hates women with a passion and women who vote for them or legislate for them must be out of their minds.
Keep the bold sentences in mind when reading the next two comments from this NCR article on Cardinal Dolan's response to President Obama's insurance compromise. The article was written by Francis Rocca of Catholic News Services. It generated a great deal of good comment, but these two were two of the best: