One of my classes this semester requires that we submit a blog post regarding a current political issue decided by the teacher. Last semester’s was the Catholic Church vs. Federal Gov’t on birth control in health care. This was one of the winning articles. Can you spot the errors, both grammatical and ideological? Because they are sore thumbs to me.
This is the result of post-modern eduction folks…
Contraception Is a Woman’s Right
by Lois Goh Leyu
The Obama administration recently announced that under theAffordable Care Act, all women would receive contraceptive services, no matter the workplace. The administration later implemented a policy to accommodate the religious liberty of employers that do not believe in contraception, ensuring that insurance companies would provide female employees of religious employers with free contraception services.
Although fair, faith-based employers should pay for contraception health coverage themselves.
Perhaps Americans are complacent, but it is important to remember that women’s rights are a constant battle and health care is a basic women’s right. Not paying for birth control on grounds of morality and religion violates women’s privacy rights and catalyzes discrimination in the workplace.
By extension, this act of not paying for birth control sends out a message that women should not to be taken seriously. We need to realize that for future generations to treat women with respect, we must first set an example by showing them that the state cares for women first and foremost.
The vast majority of women in the U.S. have used some form of contraception and according to Guttmacher Institute’s analysis of the federal government’s National Survey of Family Growth, 87 percent of Catholic women have done so as well.
Furthermore, the Public Religion Research Institute found that the majority of Catholics believe employers should support health care plans covering contraceptives. It would be logical that these Catholic employers listen to their fellow Catholics.
Catholicism may be a faith founded on years of tradition and doctrine, but Catholicism is nothing without its followers and not paying for contraception is an injustice against women.
Justice is, after all, not an absolute truth but a truth relative to society.