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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, May 24, 2007

From the Patriot Post:
Regulatory Commissars: Keep your laws off my body!

If there’s one thing Democrats love, it’s consistency... some of the time. Citing the need for “consistent” healthcare, the Connecticut State Legislature last week passed a bill mandating that all Connecticut hospitals—including the state’s four Catholic hospitals—dispense Plan B oral contraception to rape victims.

The measure has met strong opposition from Catholic leaders, who argue that it forces them to violate their faith. In a meager attempt to placate the Catholic conscience, the legislature included a semantic caveat fit only for government. By bureaucratic benevolence, hospitals may contract with a third-party healthcare provider to dispense the drug on hospital grounds.

Beyond openly violating religious freedom, the abortion mandate exposes the utter hypocrisy of liberal “logic.” While fighting tooth and nail against government intrusion “in the bedroom” (which, incidentally, is the only place you will find liberals on the side of limited government), Democrats have no qualms about regulating contraceptives in the hospital room. They cry foul when students must recite the Pledge of Allegiance, but they readily force Catholic hospitals to violate a central conviction.

Consistency? Hardly. More like a shallow argument from the camp whose only consistency is the lack thereof.


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