‘Hobby Lobby on steroids’: House votes to overturn DC law so employers can fire women for using birth control

  • metta

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    May 02, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
    ‘Hobby Lobby on steroids’: House votes to overturn DC law so employers can fire women for using birth control


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/hobby-lobby-on-steroids-house-votes-to-overturn-dc-law-so-employers-can-fire-women-for-using-birth-control/
  • South_Howler

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    May 05, 2015 4:05 AM GMT
    That's appalling! The whole article. Why would anyone give someone else so much power over personal decisions like birth control!? Seriously? How is birth control even RELEVANT to your work environment? Why give an employer power over your life? Over the decision to give birth?

    What's to gain with this? I don't get it. This is just crazy.
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    May 05, 2015 6:17 AM GMT
    Given that child pollution is the number one keystone evil driving the economic morass, the human-causation factor of global warming, the squandering of precious natural resources, urban sprawl, budget overruns for social programs, etc., if Congress insists on getting into people's bedrooms, they ought to mandate birth control, not penalize using it!
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    May 05, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    There's stupid, and then there's gratuitously stupid. Guess which one this is?
  • KissTheSky

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    May 07, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    This is what happens when you elect Republicans... they are obsessed with controlling your private life.
    Interesting that Republicans have time to spend on garbage like this.. and how many pieces of legislation have they passed to create more jobs?
    Oh, that's right, ZERO.
  • tennsjock

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    May 07, 2015 4:55 AM GMT
    The bill is unlikely to receive the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster in the Senate. If this bill does pass the Senate, the President has said he would veto it.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/240746-house-votes-to-overturn-dcs-reproductive-health-law
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    May 07, 2015 5:05 AM GMT
    tennsjock saidThe bill is unlikely to receive the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster in the Senate. If this bill does pass the Senate, the President has said he would veto it.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/240746-house-votes-to-overturn-dcs-reproductive-health-law
    Good!
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    May 08, 2015 4:45 AM GMT
    tennsjock saidThe bill is unlikely to receive the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster in the Senate. If this bill does pass the Senate, the President has said he would veto it.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/240746-house-votes-to-overturn-dcs-reproductive-health-law

    Still, this is such a waste of tax money. Introducing such stupid bill in the senate, having a discussion etc does consume good amount of public money. All these asshats should focus on something beneficial instead of finding ways to discriminate against someone. Is there some kind of classes that these republicans go through which make them so bigoted and filled with hatred? I also see it here on the forum. Bob3 would be a prime example of that.
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    May 08, 2015 5:13 AM GMT
    __morphic__ said
    ...this is such a waste of tax money. Introducing such stupid bill in the senate, having a discussion etc does consume good amount of public money. All these asshats should focus on something beneficial instead of finding ways to discriminate against someone. Is there some kind of classes that these republicans go through which make them so bigoted and filled with hatred? I also see it here on the forum. Bob3 would be a prime example of that.

    +1
  • KissTheSky

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    May 10, 2015 8:57 PM GMT
    Republicans keep making it harder and harder for people to get birth control, but who will pay for and take care of all the unwanted babies that result from unintended pregnancies? Every GOP conservative who is against birth control should have to answer these questions.
  • creature

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    May 12, 2015 11:02 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidThere's stupid, and then there's gratuitously stupid. Guess which one this is?


    There are 245 Republicans in the House. 225 of them voted for this law.