Frank H. Boehm is professor and vice chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; email@example.com.
He recenty published an article in the Tennesseean that, essentially, calls for free contraception.
Frank, unfortunately for your ideas, we have this thing called the First Amendment. To wit:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;".
I know it is getting increasing popular for the Elites of this world to want to just do away with our Constitution, and its protections, but it is clear that mandating that a religious based organization provide "free contraception" through employer provided health care violates the employer's God given rights... I write specifically of the Catholic Church's doctrine in this matter.
And to be transparent, I disagree with the doctrine. But it is their doctrine and they have every right to it now as they did about 236 years ago.
And to be even more transparent I believe the 14th Amendment guarantees the right for any one to marry anyone as long as they are of a legal age and consent. To wit:
"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
I also know that airline pilots, doctors and educators are the world leaders in a disease called "The God Complex."
But they aren't. They are just skilled human beings who have this chance to either help us, AS WE WANT HELP, or to hurt us. And before you start to argue the point, go back and see the incredible harm that was done by Doctors in the Third Reich.
So take your ego and put it in your pocket and please quit telling us what we must do to fix a societal problem, not a medical one.
First do no harm is a powerful warning that you should consider.
"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper
“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine