By now, I’m sure we’re all familiar with the HHS mandate of Obamacare, which required all employers to cover contraceptives and abortifacient (abortion-inducing) drugs. Lawsuits were filed by the dozen, because this mandate is in violation of the religious liberty of employers (such as Chick-fil-A, Tyndale House Publishing, and other religiously-based companies). And Friday, Obama announced a “compromise” with his religious subjects. The so-called compromise runs as follows: “objecting non-profit” employers would offer employees an insurance plan which does not cover contraceptives, and then the insurance company would “automatically enroll employees in a separate individual policy, which only covers contraceptives, at no cost.” You see, this is no compromise.
First of all, the entire “non-profit” condition rules out Catholic hospitals, Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and other legitimate businesses founded and run on Christian principles. These are businesses: they have to make a profit. So by saying that only “non-profit” employers have any claim to exemption is no compromise. It’s a cop-out. It’s a liberal, anti-Christian scheme to limit, and eventually dissolve, the religious liberty of Christians. Why should Catholic hospitals have to pay for abortions simply because they make a profit at the end of the fiscal year? They shouldn’t. And no, E.J. Dionne (with the Washington Post), the Catholic Church has not won a victory.
The second problem is that even non-profit employers would still be paying for contraceptives and abortions. The employers pay the insurance company for the employee’s original plan. And then the insurance company automatically tacks on an individual plan covering contraceptives and abortions at no cost to the employee. Who do you think is going to pay for that? I mean, insurance companies are definitely not non-profit. Do you think they’ll just be charitable and give money away? Don’t be naive. The insurance company will increase employer rates. That’s the way it works. So, in the end, the employer is still going to pay for these baby-killing drugs. Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty, gets it; he told Fox in a statement that the proposal ‘does nothing to protect the religious liberty of millions of Americans.’”
Do you really think that Obama and his liberal compadres care about religious liberty? Only for those who support their causes. Obama, in his entire presidency, has done nothing except work on this ridiculously illegal health care bill. You see, they only care about pleasing their voter base, which is composed of pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage, and anti-Christian voters. Now, I’m going to be very clear here. No Christian can support this health care bill. We must tell Obama and the liberal war machine that we will not pay for them to kill babies. We won’t pay any fines just because we believe that killings babies is evil.