Rush Limbaugh has been in the news for the past few days regarding his views on the hot topic of the Obama administrations contraceptive-coverage rule without exemption for religious groups. In case you
didn’t see the articles, law student Sandra Fluke stood before an unofficial house panel and gave her views on contraception. She is for the ruling and stated that it would cost around $3,000 to pay for contraceptives for a person while in law school. Rush said that if she wants to be paid for having sex than that makes her a slut and a prostitute and that if tax payers pay for it then we are pimps. He went one step further and said that she should provide us with sex tapes so that we can see what we are paying for.
Many people are outraged at Rush’s comments and he is being bashed all over the web, on radio shows and on television. Rush has a way with words and he knows how to get people’s attention. He certainly got my attention. I am with Rush 100% on this topic. I think he could have used kinder words and perhaps phrased things a little differently but if he had, most
people would not be listening. He really has a point. Why do these women feel that it is their right to have sexual relations and have others pay for their birth control? I don’t understand this. If they can’t afford it, maybe they shouldn’t have sex? Or maybe they should have sex with men that have enough money to buy a condom or their own birth control. I do not want to pay for other peoples contraceptives and I would never expect them to pay for mine.
Passing this ruling would just open up a plethora of other issues. Should employers have to pay for vasectomies or for women to have their tubes tied? These would both be forms of birth control. What if an employer is paying for birth control but an employee is not taking them and becomes pregnant? Should the employee be penalized and have to pay the company back for the money that was wasted on birth control? This is sacred ground and I believe we would be making a grave mistake if we allowed this ruling to go into effect.
What say you?
Yesterday my mother-in-law received her book (my book) in the mail. If I had known that it was going to take so long for my books to arrive, I would have ordered one from Amazon. I still have yet to hold a copy of my book in my hands. My mother-in-law did not open the box that the book arrived in as she is going to give it to me. She knows how much this means to me and I am so excited I could pee my pants! I am thankful that I have such amazing people in my life ; )
If you received your book in the mail please let me know what you think of it. You can post a review on Amazon, send me an e-mail, comment on Facebook, send me a Twitter message, write me a letter or call me……just please let me know your thoughts on it. What you think is very important to me.
The Monticello Library contacted me yesterday about being a guest author. This event will take place in April and I will provide more details as I receive them. I am looking forward to this event but it will be strange being in a library as an author. I don’t feel worthy. Would it be weird if I checked out my own book?
Have a fantastic Saturday!