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HB2625 Does Nothing!

March 20th, 2012 · Posted by · 7 Comments · America, Arizona, Health Care, News, Politics

That’s right, Arizona House Bill 2625 does nothing!

HB2625, sponsored by AZ House Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, allows employers to opt-out of certain mandated benefits, based on the business owner’s beliefs. It doesn’t authorize the firing of women, it doesn’t violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it won’t deprive women of health care or contraceptive choices, kill kittens, or dictate the color of your panties.

HB2625 merely lets a business owner choose what they will and won’t pay for in the reproductive health insurance area. Contrary to the ACLU’s dishonest agitprop, the bill doesn’t, “give your boss the green light to fire you for using birth control.” It does prevent employees and politicians from forcing their beliefs onto a business owner.  An employer’s rights shouldn’t be any different than yours.

Sadly, there are allegedly liberated women, freaking out that the government might not use laws to take care of their tender bits.  Shocking isn’t it?

This outraged woman happily shared her personal details with Arizona State Representative Brenda Barton and everyone else on Facebook.  Alvin (not her real name) can’t claim privacy rights when she’s posting the details of her period for the whole world to see.


A dishonest representation of HB2625

I thought most women wanted the government to stay out of their nether regions.  These outraged women are unfortunately getting false information and haven’t stepped back to look at the situation.  If you invite the government, and your employer, into your “women’s healthcare” issues, don’t be surprised when the government, or your boss, wants to have a say in what you do with those body parts.  This bill removes your boss and your government from your reproductive organs.

If you believe contraceptive issues are your private business, please support HB2625 and don’t use the government to force other people to pay for your beliefs.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ExurbanKevin Mar 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

    “… it won’t deprive women of health care or contraceptive choices, kill kittens, or dictate the color of your panties.”

    I disagree, as it certainly caused deep brown patches to appear in panties all throughout the Arizona Democratic Party.

  • 2 Capitalist Pig Mar 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    It does add some color to the discussion. Ewww!

    Sonoran Alliance has kindly allowed this article to be cross-published with a series of AZ HB2625 posts.

  • 3 Detective Olopopskollios Mar 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    This bill seems mostly directed at aiding Catholic businesses – the various organizations and hospitals. It allows them to opt out of providing a type of medical coverage that they have a religious objection to.

    But if Catholics have a problem with birth control, isn’t that a personal choice? Religion is I, me, personally, don’t do something. Theocracy is we, a group of religious people, attempt to impose our religious views on a group of people.

    If Catholic organizations have a problem with providing federally mandated birth control to the women who work for them, then the problem isn’t that they’re required to provide the coverage. The problem is that Catholic employees are bad Catholics.

  • 4 Capitalist Pig Mar 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Not all employees of Catholic, or other religiously focused employers share the same faith. Does the minority get to dictate how the majority practices their religious beliefs? Don’t we still have a right to associate as we wish?

    The proponents of this bill could claim that it is supported by big pharma and doctors who stand to profit, as only prescription based goods are covered.

  • 5 Shrdlu42 May 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Too bad you didn’t bother to READ the Bill. The current law contains several provisions that expressly forbid discrimination “against an employee who independently chooses to obtain insurance coverage or prescriptions for contraceptives”. The Bill removes every one of those sections.

    Translation: under HB2625 an employer CAN fire an employee for purchasing and using contraceptives.

    That’s an imposition of an employer’s religious beliefs on the employee. It is the State actively denying the employees their First Amendment rights!

    But don’t take my word for it: READ THE THING!

  • 6 Hot Little Woo Woo Aug 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    In short, modern Republicans and conservatives are mean-spirited and controlling.

  • 7 Liberal-Tini : Misinformed Conservatives Dec 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    […] to pay for a service or services that were contrary to their religious beliefs. And idiots like this and this simply bought what she was selling. Yes, I know they are the same article; I point to both […]

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