In 8th grade we had a test on the Preamble of the Constitution and I got a 100%, so I don’t want to say I’m a expert, but I’m pretty sure I know when my Constitutional rights are being violated.
The Obama Administration Health and Human Services Department has gone too far.
“When Obamacare passed, it gave the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, the power to require that insurance companies cover certain procedures. This was so that greater coverage could be guaranteed to more Americans, which was the stated goal of Obamacare. Thus, HHS creates certain rules which health insurers have to follow.” (read the full and legit blogpost here)
“The Obama administration on Friday finalized a regulation that orders all Americans—unless they work directly at a church–to purchase government-approved health insurance plans that cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives including those that cause abortions.” (read more at CNSnews.com)
Does that mean Catholic hospitals are exempted because they are a Church organization? No because it’s not technically a Church, they are just taking care of sick people.
Oh, and by the way, the Huffington Post just wrote a piece about how religious hopsitals, specifically Catholic ones, provide superior patient care (source).
There’s an old phrase that says, “if it ain’t broke don’t break it by ignoring Constitutional rights and attacking religious freedom”. Something like that.
But don’t worry, says HHS.
“Nonprofit employers who, based on religious beliefs, do not currently provide contraceptive coverage in their insurance plan, will be provided an additional year, until August 1, 2013, to comply with the new law,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.
Whew, because it will only take one year for the Catholic Church to decide that what she has taught for thousands of years is wrong.
Thankfully, Catholics don’t just roll over when our rights are being attacked. Archbishop Timoty Dolan (to-be-Cardinal-Dolan) and the USCCB have given us many options for fighting back.
But, some might say, President Obama is just looking out for the health of women. Wrong. As Omar the bloggist points out, this new coverage act does not give medical coverage to women suffering from infertility which is an actual medical issue.
And now a quote from the President on the 39th “anniversary” of Roe v. Wade:
“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.”
Protect mass-murder and a billion dollar industry and call it a private family matter? Check.
Protect Constitutional rights and allow religious organizations to run their organizations according to their beliefs? Not his kind of thing.
Don’t let this be another issue you read and forget about.
So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. — Revelation 3:16