Andrew Soboeiro: Cost questions

July 5, 2014 

The writer of the July 2 letter “ Not the point” claimed that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision had nothing to do with denying women access to contraception. Conservatives, he claimed, don’t object to women’s use of birth control; they object to having to pay for it. If women want to control their own bodies, they should have to shoulder the cost.

I wonder whether he would apply the same logic to police services. Sure, people should have access to police who can protect them from theft, rape and murder, but why should taxpayers have to pay for this? If you don’t want to be assaulted, you can pay for it with your own money. Sadly, many conservatives will take this idea seriously.

Andrew Soboeiro, Raleigh

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