Skip to comments.W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands
Posted on 02/12/2012 9:30:51 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
President Obama's top aide addressed the latest controversy over contraception coverage, saying on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that the latest iteration of the new rule, which was announced Friday, will go forward.
"We're going to go ahead and implement it," White House Chief of Staff Jack Law said.
After being pressed by host Bob Schieffer about the White House's latest change to its contraception coverage policy and the push-back the administration is receiving from the Catholic Church, Lew said the White House is comfortable with its decision.
"We have broad consensus - not universal consensus - that this is an approach that's right," Lew said.
"The solution that the president announced on Friday is one that puts no institution that claims religious objection because it's related to the church, whether it's Catholic hospital or a Catholic university, in a position where they either have to pay for it or provide benefits that they find objectionable," Lew told Schieffer. "But women will have the right to get them."
Lew said that change does the job of "reconciling two very important principles."
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God’s official: Eternal damnation stands.
Do you really believe that the Catholic church won't cave? I think they will grumble and let this "compromise" stand without too much more sound and fury.
Unfortunately, too many Catholics (including leadership) agree with leftist governance. They may be angry about this specific thing, but provide them enough cover and they will fold. Face it, probably a majority of Catholics and even more in leadership like Democrats far more than Republicans - and they really WANT to like Obama. They fall all over themselves to find reasons to support him.
One can see the trap a million miles away. The Hussein administration will say it compromised and found a "balanced" approach. The Catholic church will back off to the point they are not a useful ally in the fight. Meanwhile millions of women will want their freebie contraception and love that Obama is giving it to them (even many supposedly right of center will like this just like everyone who gets a freebie does). Republicans will continue to fight but without the church actively supporting them, they will just appear to be trying to take a new right to free contraception away.
I've absolutely zero faith in the Catholic church to continue this fight.
Yup, that is what I see as well. I am not so sure they are failing at it either.
The only way the Hussein administration gets burned is if the Catholic church in particular keeps the same level of heat on them that we saw earlier this week. I think Church won’t. I think the Obama administration is banking on this.
It’s just what you said. The administration puts forward something absolutely, obnoxiously awful. The religious groups including the Catholic church attack said policy. Obama claims to be playing the adult in the room putting forward a “balanced” approach. The Catholic church grumbles but wilts, which leaves other religious groups alone. The Republicans keep up the fight but the issue is now portrayed as the mean old GOP trying to take a woman’s new “right” to free contraception under any circumstances away. Millions of women want this new freebie, even supposedly Catholic women working for Catholic institutions, and find reasons to justify supporting Obama’s “balanced” approach. Trap is complete, Republicans look opposed to women, Obama gets his new odious policy in place.
He is going to need a large prison for all of us Catholics that refuse to fund his folly.
That will be the second term.Order certain people to take the pill or abort and those who are approved will be allowed one.
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I'm a bit more optimistic, although the Catholic Church has already committed a historic blunder, which cost them millions of parishoners. This issue can only make that worse.
Christian churches in the US are, and have always been, fully funded by its parishioners, not by the Vatican or Riyahd.
When the Catholic Church abuse scandal was at its peak, instead of vigorously fighting the multitude of multi-million$ suits that resulted, it was no skin off the Vatican's nose to allow the financial burden to fall entirely on the parishioners. The parishioners had absolutely no control over the abuse. The worst possible reaction.
I never left the Catholic Church. It left me. Yes, I am still very much a Catholic, and satisfy my Catholic obligations by other means.
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