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Did God Tell Congress to Wage War on Women?

Written by Ellen Shafer forRH Reality Check. This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post.
See all our coverage of the Birth Control Mandate 2011 here.
God has apparently signed off on the war on women. Thanks to at least one member of Congress for setting us straight on that.
“It is not our job as Catholics to tell God what he should do. It is our job to learn and follow his teachings. Conscience is not convenience. We must enforce the laws of God.”
This was Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), who, having ascertained that the supreme deity is male, explained why Congress should deprive employees of Catholic schools, hospitals, and charities of the right to purchase affordable birth control, regardless of the employees’ own beliefs or practices. His statements were made at a hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Republicans in Congress are truly on the warpath against women’s rights, and in many cases against reason. Continue reading....