It “becomes clear through Ms. Fluke’s testimony that we live in different moral universes that appear to be entirely incompatible.” He notes that she says “‘we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success.’ One may easily reply that women are treated equally: men don’t have access to contraception coverage at Georgetown either.”
Now for the anti-feminist part, even if not made explicit:
“Ms. Fluke actually presented a rather long list of what she and her cohorts did and did not expect, and they all amount to this: we expected to be given exactly what we demanded, immediately, without reservations and without any consideration whatsoever for the consciences or concerns of anyone else.”
Women have become Rumpelstiltskin! They’ll just stamp their little feet and we’ll comply. That time is over.
A great summary of what “law” (meaning positive law, not Natural Law) means: “The law, contrary to some opinions, is not the foundation of society. On the contrary, the law exists to patch up the areas of society that have become more or less dysfunctional. Friends have no need to invoke their rights or the law in order to enforce a claim; people who generally tolerate, if not respect one another should only sparingly need recourse to the law. Moreover in a free society, there ought to be many extra-legal remedies available for the vast majority of disputes. ” (emphasis added)
On tolerance: “Catholics have become accustom[ed] to a much different operating principle than that of Ms. Fluke. For the past two centuries she has been accommodating the forces of liberalism and modernity, to the point at which it appears to some that there is almost nothing left to give without sacrificing something essential, something without which the Church would cease to be the Church. Pope Leo XIII, in his encyclical Libertas, argued that the Church and the state could and ought to tolerate certain evils for the sake of a greater social good, though we can never call something that is evil ‘good’, even if we do tolerate it. “
Read the whole thing here.