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I have asked those who agree with this theory precisely how their personal religious beliefs or moral convictions are compromised, and at best the response is that it does so solely because they say it does. They provide no supporting logic in the tenets of their faith. The argument is simply that they would be made to commit a sin against their will.
To these persons I would point out that there is no aspect of any of the three major monotheistic faiths (Christianity, Judaism or Islam) that requires a person to take spiritual responsibility for the decisions another person makes.
If so, why is there no uproar over insurance-funded Viagra prescriptions? Surely, you all must know that single men, some of them gay, receive these pills using insurance.
Where do you stand on premarital and/or gay sex? Surely, God will hold you responsible for these perceived sins that have occurred only as a result of your funding.
And let's not even talk about prescription drug abuse. Suffice to say that every pill of Vicodin, Oxycontin or Valium that has made it into the public arena of abuse by way of a prescription paid for, in full or partially, by insurance is also your spiritual responsibility.
By your own logic, you are responsible for the sin of being a narcotics dealer. Feel free to beg the forgiveness of your maker and do not fail to rattle your religious saber to deny doctors and hospitals the freedom to use these often necessary drugs.
William J. Dowling