The whole issue is being mis-framed as a violation only of the freedom of religion of religious employers. The fact of the matter is that it is a violation of the freedom of religion of anyone who opposes abortion and contraception and is an employer. My brother is a partner in a law firm he co-founded. He has an agreement with his partners not to include abortion, abortion-inducing drugs, or contraceptives in their employee Heath plan. He did this over 20 years ago because he accepts the Catholic Church’s teachings on these issues. If this mandate stands, then his freedom of religion not to cooperate in abortion and contraception are also being violated. In fact, the FREEDOM of EVERYONE not to do so is being violated, whether or not they choose to use that freedom.
where is this firm? I wish I could find similar to work for
They just love the power, love sticking it to people who resent this tyrannizing. There is no impediment at all to getting BC or even abortions.
Everyone’s freedom is violated because EVERYONE has to pay for it in their co-pays and/or monthly premiums, even if they would personally choose not to have that option for themselves, WE ALL must pay for those services for everyone else.
I should not have to be forced to supplement the costs for abortions, abortion services, contraception, contraception devices, including the morning after pill, and/or abortion counseling services and/or providers.
“He did this over 20 years ago because he accepts the Catholic Churchs teachings on these issues.”
Unfortunately his Church (of which I am also a member) doesn’t seem concerned with his quandary, only their own.