The New Hampshire Republicans aren’t exactly known for their sanity… But now they, like others, are being known for their hypocrisy
“This is about ensuring we do not mandate things contrary to people’s moral and religious views,” Bettencourt said.
Nevertheless, New Hampshire has had a law on the books for more than a decade that requires insurance coverage for contraceptive devices and services — and the law has no religious exemptions. It passed with strong bipartisan support, and religious organizations in the state have been complying for years without complaint. The only major difference between the state law and Obama’s rule is that in New Hampshire, women are still responsible for an insurance co-pay.
Oh, and I don’t buy the exclusionary clause of the “moral obligations.” That can be near about anything.
- the Progress Report – Attention Ladies: Republican s Are Coming For Your Birth Control (ynative77.wordpress.com)
- Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins break GOP ranks over birth control coverage (dailykos.com)
- Collins, Snowe break with GOP over Obama contraceptive insurance rule (americablog.com)
- John Holbo: Republicans Going All-in Against Contraception Watch (delong.typepad.com)