Friday, February 10, 2012

Obama maybe backs down on religious coverage of abortion and contraception

St. Mary Basilica, Natchez, Mississippi
President Obama backed down a bit from the ObamaCare directive that forces religious institutions such as Catholic hospitals to offer "free" contraception and abortion services. In an attempt at a compromise, in a announcement today, the president says now that instead, the insurance companies of these organizations will have to offer these "free" services.

Will those who oppose the first edict--such as the Catholic Church, accept it? I have doubts because these institutions still have to offer these services. Obama's new plan is analogous to having a father take $50 out of his wallet and put it in his wife's purse to pay for their son to attend a rap concert he doesn't want junior to attend.

Pro-life leaders are already slamming what the White House is calling "an accommodation."

Earlier today, McHenry County Blog wrote about the controversy. Meanwhile, the Tatler dismisses this so-called compromise.

As for ObamaCare, this demonstrates the pitfalls of legislators voting on major bills without reading them beforehand.

UPDATE 4:00pm: The president of the Southern Baptist Convention called Obama's accommodation "lipstick on a pig."

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