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Obama's Birth Control Mandate "Compromise" Rejected By Catholics Again

Thumpasaurus Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 12:59 PM
If you employ people in a business, you're not a religion. It's pretty simple. And with the vast majority of catholic women using birth control, it's a little contrived to claim it's a religious belief anymore. Next, the catholics will start claiming that they want to go back to burning people at the stake for being heretics! ------------------------------------------------ There is no legal doctrine in existence that gives the federal government authority to mandate that privately held institutions should be compelled to cover all types of contraception for its employees regardless the diagnosis, especially if it runs the risk of violating a religious institutions 1st Am rights to freedom of religious expression.
debOK Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 2:20 PM
Many businesses are small businesses, that are private individuals. They report their income as personal income and from that income pay their employees and their expenses, often with little left over for personal expenses. Now many are also Christians, Catholics or evangelical who don't believe in sterilzation or abortions on demand or in some cases birth control, so why should they be forced to cover these thing that go against their religious conscience? There are plenty of clinics or PP offices that cover these expenses. So why burden those who oppose it unnecessarily?
Swimware Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 1:02 PM
And then to add insult to injury, force them to do it for free.
While the Catholic Health Association - which represents the nation's Catholic hospitals - has long been an ally of President Obama, on Friday they officially came out in opposition to the President's controversial contraception mandate in a letter sent to his Department of Health and Human Services.

President Obama had thought that he had put the matter to rest with a "compromise" months ago, the Catholic Health Association has just now spoken up against it.

In a letter to the federal Health and Human Services department, the hospital group said the compromise initially seemed to be "a...