I think the Church should definitely have rights. I am not on a personal mission against the Church by any means, but I do think it's unreasonable to not extend this to women who choose to utilize BCP for whatever reason and that reason just none of my business.
As Spacers pointed out, there are a lot of people who are not Catholic who work in Catholic hospitals. It's their choice to work there. I am not sure it's such a make it or break it deal as far as employment goes especially since there are lots of people struggling to just find a job and getting any sort of benefits is such a luxury.
But as far as the debate goes: I think it's ridiculous to compare BC to such catastrophic events like 911 or Pearl Harbor. People who make such absurd comparisons are hardly worth even taking seriously.
I am not sure about there having been a debate but from what I've read a small percentage of the time a woman can get pregnant while taking bcp. But ovulation doesn't usually happen. Sometimes the woman doesn't take the medication properly. For the times that it does happen, it can possibly prevent implantation. And other times the woman can go on to have a normal pregnancy.
To that I say, so can nursing affect implantation. Ibuprofen and lots of other common painkillers carry an increased risk of miscarriage. Shouldn't these things be big no no's if we're to follow with the logic of the Church??
Ibuprofen 'can double the risk of miscarriage' | Mail Online
Last edited by myyams; 08-04-2012 at 11:00 PM.
I know this has been over for awhile but I did want to add in some new information that I thought would be interesting.
Today I was talking to my BIL. He has a small window washing company with 1-4 employees depending on the season. He was talking about how this is going to directly affect his business. It will add $200-$300 a month to a barely surviving company. He said he will have no choice but to not hire a woman because he just can not afford the hirer premiums. In the end, I do not see how this gives woman more opportunities and choices.
I do see though how if it costs more to insure a woman that whether or not they admit it, they would lean toward hiring a man.
Anyone read the news about the 16 year old pregnant girl with Leukemia who died recently in the Dominican Republic? She might have lived if she had received proper treatment because at the time she was 9 weeks pregnant and was denied chemo because it can cause a miscarriage. And you know, saving the mother's life is against the law. A bunch of c**p and my chest hurts thinking about how this seems right to anyone.
Dominican Republic abortion ban stops treatment for pregnant teen with cancer - CNN.com
Pregnant Dominican teen at center of abortion debate dies - CNN.com
The number of U.S. states in which a person can marry the person they love regardless of gender: 30 and counting!