In the Global War Against Women, some people speak out

Yesterday I quoted a couple of Daily News Voice of the People letters. The dumb, ugly ones.

Especially because I really love the Daily News — I mean, it’s a tabloid not owned by Rupert Murdoch, feeding me all the entertaining elements that have always attracted readers to tabloids —I am so glad to able to print several Voices (some of them men) from today’s Daily News. One of them has a hell of a punch line:

Gender offender

Manhattan: Voicer Glen Belekis writes that Sandra Fluke, a woman, had no business testifying at a congressional hearing on contraception. That kind of moon man logic is like having a hearing on erectile dysfunction with the panel made up of the cast from “The View.” — Michael Palutke

Religious exemption

Ossining, N.Y.: To Voicers Glen Belekis and Ann Fischer: No one is preventing you from practicing your religion because insurance companies cover contraceptives. You already “pay” for Viagra covered by insurance — which, unlike birth-control pills, must be taken every time in order to have sex. Does that square with your religious views? Let’s allow people and companies to not pay for things they disagree with. I want to be reimbursed for the Iraq war. — Robert Rundbaken.

Faith-based medicine

Manhattan: To Voicers Glen Belekis and An Fischer: How would you feel about Christian Scientists deciding who gets covered for blood transfusions? Or Muslims deciding who gets covered for insulin, which comes from pigs? — Stephen Baker.

Medical miracle

Halesite, L.I.: For some devout men and women, religious freedom means condemning the use of contraception and a few weeks later praying that the woman is not pregnant. — Len Urban

The opposite of no-fault

Hawthorne, N.J.: To the ridiculous Voicers who don’t think insurance companies should pay for contraceptives: Think about how much they pay for births. It’s much cheaper to prevent a pregnancy. I don’t see any letters saying that if you smoke, insurance shouldn’t cover chemo for lung cancer. Or that since being fat is a choice, insurance shouldn’t pay to treat obesity-related high blood pressure or diabetes. Birth control should be the least of our worries. — Laura Eckert.

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