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Cathi July 16, 2014 at 02:33 PM
If the government didn't REQUIRE employers to provide insurance there'd be nothing taken away. She Read Morecould buy on her own what SHE wants.
tom July 09, 2014 at 09:25 AM
And to put your spin on it, Viagra and penis pumps do not cause abortions. If you don't want to get Read Morepregnant, don't have sex. Do they cover condoms??? You are beginning to reach and claw, please bow out with some dignity. And as far as "those male enhancements" would you deny a soldier who was wounded defending our country the ability to have sex? Sure sounds like it to me. Would you deny the male who has had prostate cancer the ability to have sex?? Sounds like it to me. And to further the discussion, Hobby Lobby covers NOTHING,,,,their insurance carrier is the one the covers or does not. Hobby lobby can make a request, the insurance company must follow the law. In this case, the SCOTUS found that forcing this issue violated the rights of the business owners. What's next, hire a Muslim at McDonald's and they have to stop serving burgers????
District 4 Coalition for Change July 09, 2014 at 10:19 AM
The birth control pill is not an abortion - simple science. Corporations have personal andRead Morereligiou s rights but women do not. We should ensure that men have the ability to have sex. Got it. Thanks for clarifying.
tom July 10, 2014 at 02:49 PM
Agreed, the standard birth control pill does not induce an abortion, I never stated that it did.Read MoreThe "morning after pill" (plan B) and hormonal IUD's state very clearly on their website that the products prevent eggs from attaching to the uterine wall. Non-fertilized eggs do not attach to the uterine wall. So, by their own definition of how the drug works it does "terminate a pregnancy" . And you seem to be forgetting that there are 16 other options of birth control that the insurance HL provides for it's employees. There are 20 forms listed in the ACA, HL asked to not cover 4 of them because they felt it violated their religious beliefs. If, for some reason any woman wants to take one of the forms not covered, she can always go and buy it herself, or go to planned parenthood and get them for free. The more you answer, the more you sound like a frustrated liberal. All talk, no facts or answers.
Thomas Scarano June 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Stupidly on parade
Thomas Scarano June 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Stupidity on parade
District 4 Coalition for Change June 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Ryan Budget - Chris Smith Voted Yes. Impacts the disabled, the elderly, Veterans, DisabledRead MoreVeterans , Women, etc. Bad for everyone. Stupidity on parade for sure. Evidence that Smith Voted for the Ryan Budget http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/house/1/277
District 4 Coalition for Change June 16, 2014 at 04:23 PM
Cities like Detroit, DC and Camden are ravaged by illegal guns trafficked in from surrounding areas Read Morewith weak laws. Without a National standard, it is nearly impossible to keep the guns out of the cities. NJ is perfect example. We have strict gun laws but we are the #1 importer of illegal guns in the country. Our criminals go where they can easily access guns. There is no surprise that the Short Hills Mall shooter was found in Easton PA. Easton is where many of our illegal guns come from and the route is called the Iron Pipeline. That is how we know background checks work because our criminal go to other states or the internet to access guns. Having common sense laws does not mean taking guns away from law abiding people. UBC nationally wouldn't impact NJ gun owners as we already have a stricter system than the one that is proposed for the Nation. It is not all or nothing. We have regulations for driving cars and penalties for endangering others. Why not with guns that are actually made to kill? If it saves human life and so much suffering, is it not worth a try? Although Cali has strong gun laws they had a flaw regarding mental illness that other states do have in place and sadly that incident took place and all those students are dead. Do we not continue to enforce laws for rape because people rape? Do we not have stop signs because people run them? Why should we not try to find a way to reduce gun crime and enforce it? Imagine for one moment being the parent of any of these kids gunned down in their schools. We need empathy to solve this and compromise.
Cathi June 17, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Not logical. Thousands of our children are killed each year to automobile accidents (hundreds ofRead Moretho usands are injured). Outlaw vehicles? We have strictly enforced no texting and driving laws that are ignored by many. Drinking and driving - still happens. Legislation is not the answer.
tom June 17, 2014 at 07:56 AM
We have stop signs, and people run them..happened to me yesterday on the way to the office. NoRead Moremat ter WHAT laws you pass, bad people do bad things. That is a fact of life. Point in case, the statement you made above, we are the #1 importer of illegal guns, because our background checks make it so hard for a criminal to buy a gun they have to go to PA to get one. Sounds like a broken system. I see it this way, if you make it harder for Law Abiding citizens to get guns, the criminals will ALWAYS find a way around the law...that's why they are criminals. I personally would rather have to explain to the police why the burglar has a big hole in his chest for breaking into my house, than have to explain to my family that my wife got raped.
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