Politics are funny.
The left is so much better at spinning the narrative than the conservative side. Could it be that Truth and honesty are occasionally more important than the political ideal?
One thing I find amazing. The liberal left always portrays themselves as the party of freedom. And free stuff, but that is another post. Here is an example of the progressive attack. Liberals have managed to frame the abortion debate as "Pro Choice". Heck, on the surface we all want more choice. But doctors and pharmacists who have moral issues with abortion are not permitted that same "pro choice" stand. When Kansas passed a law allowing pharmacists to opt out of filling abortion on demand pills, the lefties go crazy. As usual, with the progressive agenda you agree with their position or else. They will compel you through law, through force or through intimidation. In this case, allowing pharmacists to not do something, equates to heading towards a ban on contraception altogether.
Just as with the Georgetown student a few months ago, when the narrative magically became a "war on women" and that "conservatives want to ban contraception" instead of "Hey, why should I pay for your contraception". Again, let us not let Truth interrupt the narrative.
Look, the Kansas law may make life a little more difficult for some women. A little planning may be in order. If you local druggist does not choose to overcome his morals, then the lady in question will have to get her prescription on-line or in the next town. Sometimes life is difficult. Improvise, adapt and overcome. Indiana does not allow carry-out alcohol sales on a Sunday. This is an inconvenience, but with a little pre-planning it is a problem that can be overcome. Either I buy my beer in advance, or I don't drink. If you don't have your contraception on hand, don't diddle. It all seems kind of simple to me.
There are many, many conservatives who are not Catholic. In fact, I suspect Catholics make up a small percentage of conservatives. The Church has long been a bastion of liberalism. Many of us have used contraception. Our wives and daughters are on the pill. I have yet to see a single lawmaker or candidate who has called for a ban on contraception. NOT ONE. Even the Catholic Bishops have not advocated for a ban on contraception for us non-Catholics. I do not mind debate. I have real issues when the debate is formed by outright lies and misdirection.
Finally, before you lefties go nuts, you should understand my personal position. I am against abortion for me. I am against abortion for my wife or daughter, but it is really not my call. I think abortion is the deliberate killing of a baby. I also think abortion is a personal dilemma. In the end, I think the decision to have an abortion is between a woman and her Maker. I am really for personal choice here. Have one or don't.
By the same token, a pharmacist or doctor should not be forced to participate. Who is taking the real Pro Choice stance in the end? Once again our friends on the left prove that liberal 'tolerance' is really just code for intolerance of any other position.