More damage control from the Obama Administration. On New Years Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (an Obama appointee) entered a “last-minute stay” on the implementation of “contraceptive coverage requirement” of the Affordable Care Act, in a case originally brought by a Denver-based group of nuns, The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged. The stay granted by Justice Sotomayor (momentarily) suspends the legal requirement (which would have taken effect January 1) that would have forced the nuns to provide contraceptive coverage in their health plans.
Rather than admit just how ridiculous this requirement is, both from the perspective of religious liberty and for the fact that nuns hardly need contraceptive coverage (or “reproductive services”; however, to the extent that the nuns employ non-religious people to work for them, the insurance requirement relates to them too), according to this article the Obama administration called on Justice Sotomayor “to stop blocking the new health law’s requirement.”
Setting aside the religious/moral objections to forcing a person to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients for someone else, contraceptives and abortifacients are not health care. This is more euphemism from our Supreme Leader, adopted by the radical left and consumed by all but a few “crazy Christians and Catholics”.
Rather, contraceptives and abortifacients are detrimental to “health” and are the antithesis of health care. The purpose for which they are marketed and dispensed to most women does not provide “treatment” or “therapeutic benefit” for any medical condition, however they increase the risk of numerous health problems and medical complications.
Despite the fact that the Contraceptive-Kool-Aid-Drinkers bury the medical studies (or work to prevent the studies altogether), we know that contraceptives increase the risk of breast cancer (and a host of other medical problems). A study recently published in the Indian Journal of Cancer, conducted on 640 women, of which 320 were breast cancer patients, reported findings confirming “‘…long-term use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) higher among those suffering from breast cancer-11.9%-compared to healthy individuals-1.2%.”
One of the doctors interviewed for the article said that breast cancer is caused by repeated exposure of breast cells to circulating ovarian hormones, and long-term use of OCPs, which contain estrogen and progesterone, may be increasing this risk by causing hormonal imbalance. Also, “The relationship between contraceptive use and occurrence of breast cancer is not known. But there is enough evidence to show the hormonal imbalance caused by them, increasing the risk. Early menarche, late marriage and childbirth and abortions are important factors.”
Contraceptives are not health care. Abortifacients are not health care.