Pay for your own contraception

Keywords Opinion

Bruce Hetrick [March 12 column] misses the most obvious point in his support of “Obama Care.” Freedom was once described to me as, “We are free to do whatever we want, until it interferes with the right of someone else to do the same.” If you want me to be involved with a question such as contraception, then my rights and the rights of others all must be considered equally. The compromise becomes lowest common denominator that does not infringe on any one person.

If that is unacceptable to any party, then they must opt out of the compromise and seek their own solution. I will not support paying for someone else’s contraception or more importantly, abortions, and will stand on my First Amendment rights to not be forced to do so. Other parties are free to pursue these activities without my participation, thereby exercising their rights as well. In other words, if you want something that is repugnant to me, pay for it yourself and leave me out of the question.

____________

Mike Hutson
Arcadia

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.