Women’s Rights — Really?

Recently we have been treated to an impassioned public debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act/mandated purchases/religious freedom/birth control/women’s rights.  Since Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ January 20th announcement mandating all employers to offer health insurance coverage, including birth control, to their employees, we have been treated to an Olympic level of political gymnastics.

The original announcement offended the Church; the Administration’s “fix” made it worse; conservatives tried to shift the focus to First Amendment rights; liberals called on a 30 year old, libidinal law student to focus the discussion on the hardships of birth control and women’s rights and, finally, the ultimate absurdity, a sex strike by women in Austin, Texas.

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