Thursday, September 8, 2022

No Soup For You!!!


Okay, this is debatable. On the one hand I totally understand not wanting to pay for a drug that allows more sex to be occur. I don't agree!, but I understand.

They (old white male politicians) have changed laws relating to sex for women around this same subject. So it makes a perverse sense to make it harder for gays and at risk groups to have sex too. They don't like anyone but them having sex. Making sex more risky and deadly is the desired outcome here. 

For women in some states (including Texas), abortion has been outlawed, Plan B has been outlawed, IUDs have been outlawed, but those effect mainly women. How can they let everyone know they hate fags too?

All of this due to come nebulous "religious freedom" argument, although by religious - they only mean some Christians. (The Jewish, Hindu, Confucian and Muslim faiths have different rules out when human life actually begins and "quickening" - but okay.)

But here is my problem.

Christian businesses Braidwood Management and Kelley Orthodontics brought the case against the US Department of Health. The former has 70 employees and is owned by Steven Hotze, a conservative activist in Texas.

The businesses argued that PrEP conflicted with their owners’ religious beliefs. They claim paying for PrEP,  “forces religious employers to provide coverage for drugs that facilitate and encourage homosexual behavior, prostitution, sexual promiscuity, and intravenous drug use."

See you lost me there. Aren't boner pills exactly the same thing and result per their argument? Don't these same employers have to pay for boner pills so that old white men can have sex that God doesn't want them to have? (If God wanted them to have sex, he would not have shriveled their little kibbles and bits.)

Don't boner pills lead to sex that “forces religious employers to provide coverage for drugs that facilitate and encourage homosexual behavior, prostitution, <and> sexual promiscuity, and intravenous drug use." 

Am I missing something?

Oh wait - I AM missing something.

These are the whiny old men who don't want sex for anybody but themselves. And they are too old to keep a stiffy, so boner pills ARE covered.*

PS - the other thing here that is idiotic is that getting HIV is no longer a death sentence (usually), but it is super super expensive to treat, and most infected folks use public Medicare and Medicaid funds to live. That is WAY more expensive that using PeRP. Only if you think this will stop sex altogether does it make sense.  And it won't.

* The affordable care act requires coverage of PrEP, boner pills and contraception (with a contraception exception for "religious businesses"). Also, I still don't know how a business can be religious, but okay.

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