As a rule, I seldom talk about hot button issues on my blog. Main reason is directly due to a personal opinion that everyone needs a small safety zone in which one can go to and not worry about the real world giving them holy hell about certain things.
However, since both my blog feed and Facebook newsfeed is frothing and foaming at the mouth this week, I thought I would offer my two cents about it. And in case you've been one of the millions of people watching the World Cup, thus happily depriving yourself of the hypocrisy that the real world seems to thrive in these days, the US Supreme Court ruled on July 1st that certain businesses don't have provide certain types of birth control as required under ObamaCare.
As you can probably imagine, people on one side of the issue (i.e. women's rights, abortion rights, mandatory health insurance rights) are foaming at the mouth because of the ruling. You name the reason/rationale for the foaming, they probably got it covered.
However, righteous hypocritical indignation can only carry you so far, especially when you're confronted by someone who isn't part of your choir. As most of you probably know, I am not part of anyone's choir and over the years I've been hoisted by my own petard because I'm not part of anyone's choir.
But you know, sometimes pointing out a fact is just enough get a choir riled up, because let's be honest here, facts often have a nasty get in the way of righteous hypocritical indignation. Like the fact that Hobby Lobby actually does cover most forms of birth control. It just doesn't cover the "morning after" birth control pill, which is what everyone is working themselves into a rabid frenzy over.
That's right boys and girls. People are working themselves into a rabid frenzy over a woman's right to have a super early abortion. 'Course, I could be stretching this statement just a tad, but if you click on this link (yes, it's Fox News, because I'm sure CNN or MSNBC wouldn't let facts get in the way of hypocritical indignation), you'll see that I'm not.
With that being said, I will now step down from my soapbox so that some of you good people can step on it in the comment section and tell me why I'm either full of horse manure or that I'm actually making just a little bit of sense.
Oh, just one more thing: I used to be pro-choice, then eventually swung over to the straddle the fence. Which means that while I'm basically pro-life, I'm not hardcore pro-life. If it's a sincere matter of life or death of the mother, or the pregnancy was due to some heinous crime, then yes, the difficult choice must be made.
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