I watched some of the hearings in the Senate for Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. It was a real civics lesson. I think he is very qualified. I hope the Democrats don’t block his confirmation.
One of the witnesses, who asked the committee not to confirm his nomination, was part of a “women’s group.” She said that because of his opinion on the mandate of birth control, he sided with Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor.
He simply applied laws governing “freedom of religion.” She professed that he would deny women access to health care. That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. A woman can go to her local pharmacy and pay $10 for birth control, and poor women can get it free. There are some medications that Medicare doesn’t cover, what is the difference?
In the old days, when insurance was affordable and so were expenses related to having babies, insurance policies were designed to take care of a person who was sick. Birth control and pregnancy were choices, and we paid out of pocket.
To suggest that insurance policies should cover everything with the emphasis on women’s health is ridiculous.
Sharon Hall, Fresno