Skip to comments.Obama Admin Decides to Require Religious Institutions to Cover Free Contraception
Posted on 01/20/2012 10:14:36 AM PST by Pyro7480
Liberals are crowing about what they see as a huge victory for them and they are right because this victory comes at the expense of religious liberty.
Welcome to the Obama 2012 reelection plan: ignore and marginalize people of faith, pander to the far-lefts sexual-political priorities.
This via the far-left site ThinkProgress
Today, in a huge victory for womens health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that most employers will be required to cover contraception in their health plans, along with other preventive services, with no cost-sharing such as co-pays or deductibles. This means that after years of trying to get birth control covered to the same extent that health plans cover Viagra, our country will finally have nearly universal coverage of contraception.
Opponents of contraception had lobbied hard for a broad exemption that would have allowed any religiously-affiliated employer to opt out of providing such coverage. Fortunately, the Obama administration rejected that push and decided to maintain the narrow religious exemption that it initially proposed. Only houses of worship and other religious nonprofits that primarily employ and serve people of the same faith will be exempt. Religiously-affiliated employers who do not qualify for the exemption and are not currently offering contraceptive coverage may apply for transitional relief for a one-year period to give them time to determine how to comply with the rule.
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I pray the Catholic bishops tell Obama to go to hell. “See you in court.”
Thanks for the mention.
It amazes me that on one hand you can’t mention God/Jesus/Bibles or pray in a public school, because there’s a pretend separation between church and state, and yet the government thinks it can edict to churches at will.
If we’re going to have a separation between church and state, then it ought to work both ways.
Could it be because contraception corrupts relations between men and women, most grievously in the context of family life, and that, since the family is the original (and therefore privileged) social unit, contraception is socially destabilizing?
Could it be because contraception is an assault on human dignity by conditioning men and women to view each other only as sex toys?
Could it be because contraception conditions society to be hostile to new life, leading to abortion, sexual exploitation, illegitimacy, infidelity, divorce, child desertion, parentless children (and the crimes they commit)?
Could it be because big government and big business see the promise of consequence-free "sex" (mutual masturbation, actually) as useful tools for social control and revolution?
Could it be because contraception is now proving to be an economy destroyer, with aging populations not being succeeded by sufficient numbers of younger workers, consumers, investors, and taxpayers -- ensuring the eventual mandating of euthanasia for the elderly?
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It’s a War on Christians and pre-born babies.
Thanks for the clarification. Of course the rules will be changed to tighten up and tighten up until churches get caught up in the big squeeze.
IMO, the government has no business whatsoever telling churches what to do. It’s one of those exempt areas where the government should have no say. If there’s criminal activity being investigated, I think there’s a government (police whatever) mandate to intervene, but other than that, just no.
Two words: Humanae Vitae.
It’s really worth a read.
If the federal government is going to kick Obamacare into full gear and assume control of the medical industry, it does make a kind of sense for them to now start trying to shut down or drive out of business Catholic hospitals and caregivers. Evil is always restless.
What???!?? And??? So???
Kathleen Sebelius has been told not to approach the Sacrament by her Bishop. Now she needs to be publicly excommunicated for being openly and obstinately in direct conflict with the Church’s teaching.
I was going to reply with something to the effect of, "Correction: If the Constitution allows"because, hey, who gets to decide what is "criminal activity," hmm?but, on second thought, the Constitution only says whatever any five SCOTUS justices decide it means at any given time.
In other words, until We The People decide we've had enough of this $#!+, it will only get worse.
The USSC will strike this. I have been impressed witbh them as of late. Now the Fedgov could just ignore the ruling.
Catholic vote tends to go Democrat every election cycle.
Warned you liberal Catholics.
Read American Christians. No way he is going to impose that on Saudis.
The house of the gods are being raped from the hip, without due process.
Collectivism applies. If my house as a father protects children and the future of a family, I suppose I am a bad father and a government father figure is going to step in and take my child support money while whoring out my girls.
Yep, keep paying those taxes and that child support money to the gov. people. (sarc off)
The Supremes will demolish this in a nano-second. The Federal government has NO say regarding religious organizations.
What they will do is deny the individual party to this plan credit for the plan under their individual mandate.
Republicans should talk about using the same power to define homosexuality as a decease and mandate treatment for the same as a prerequisite to coverage for resulting decease.
I’d do the same for liberalism as a mental illness.
Liberals want to but all their trust in Goverment, let us abuses that that trust. Maybe after their done throwing a fit they will come to the realization that Goverment IS NOT THEIR FRIEND!
Oral Contraception is a Group One Carcinogen Causing agent just Like Cigarettes.
I do hope companies will ignore the law so it can go through the judicial system and hopefully be overturned.
“Free” contraception? No such thing....
There are many men out there right now, however, jumping for joy...FREE in this context means....FREE to DO WHATEVER I want without consequence.