Remember back on Sunday, January 22, 2012, I told you about this. OPNTalk - Obama Ruled?
Obama Ruled????? Really? Obama RULED?!?!? But do not worry The All Knowing, All Merciful, King Barack Hussein Obama, has given them one year to comply. Obama Ruled? Where are the cries of Separ,,,never mind.Well, to their "Surprise," Religious Organizations said they would not comply. Imagine that. They said that this, and they are right, is a direct Violation of the U.S. Constitution. They basically told Obama, "Rule all you want, you mean NOTHING to us, and basically, uh, well, Screw Off."
So Obama demands that Private Religious Organization MUST offer Birth Control. He has NO Authority to do this folks. NONE. It IS Unconstitutional. But then again, MOST of the things that Obama does IS Unconstitutional. One of the Problems is NO ONE is calling him on it. The Media LOVE what he does. They LOVE it. They are also controlled by the Liberal Left Kook Fringe. They simply Report, or NOT Report, whatever they are told.
I'm sure there were all kinds of Lawyers, "Experts," ETC that got involved here and told the Obama Administration, "You really can't do this. This is way too Obvious. Even most people that have no clue what the Constitution says, will see this for what it is. A direct assault on Religion." So Obama "caved." No not really. He is still operating outside the Law. According to Life Site News - Catholic and pro-life leaders slam White House ‘compromise’ on birth control mandate by Kathleen Gilbert Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:32 EST
WASHINGTON, February 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The White House announced today that, instead of forcing religious employers to pay for birth control, it will force insurance companies to offer the drugs free of charge to all women, no matter where they work.Stop right there a second. Obama CAN'T force Religious Employers to do ANYTHING. He has no authority over them AT ALL. I know that irks him and most Liberals, but it's true. NO authority whatsoever. NONE. Zero. He can "Rule" all he wants, but they can and should do exactly what they did. Say Screw Off.
The plan, put forward as a concession to freedom of religion, was immediately denounced by Catholic Rep. Chris Smith as fundamentally the exact same mandate.Yup. What happens when your Insurance Company adds new stuff they cover? Your Premium goes up. YOU are paying more to cover the new stuff. So in an indirect way, they would STILL be paying for what Obama wants them to pay for.
“The so-called new policy is the discredited old policy, dressed up to look like something else,” said Smith. “It remains a serious violation of religious freedom. Only the most naive or gullible would accept this as a change in policy.”
“The White House Fact Sheet is riddled with doublespeak and contradiction,” Smith continued. “It states, for example, that religious employers ‘will not’ have to pay for abortion pills, sterilization and contraception, but their ‘insurance companies’ will. Who pays for the insurance policy? The religious employer.”
In a statement released today, the White House said, “Under the new policy announced today, women will have free preventive care that includes contraceptive services no matter where she works.”Paid for by whom? Nothing is FREE. Especially when Government gets involved.
“If a woman works for religious employers with objections to providing contraceptive services as part of its health plan, the religious employer will not be required to provide contraception coverage but her insurance company will be required to offer contraceptive care free of charge.”
The birth control rule announced last summer was intended to force virtually all employers to cover sterilizations and contraception, including abortifacient drugs such as ella, a sister drug to RU-486. The religious employer exemption essentially applied only to houses of worship, creating an uproar in the Catholic and Christian community as hospitals, schools, and charities would have been forced to pay for the drugs. The furor only grew stronger when the administration announced last month that the concerned religious organizations would be given an extra year to comply.It doesn't matter what Obama "Rules" or says. He does not have the Authority to do this. But I guess it's OK, If these Religious Organizations refuse and drop the Insurance coverage all together, Obamacare will be glad to pick these people up. Right?
President Obama reiterated the statement in a press conference this afternoon, saying that “the insurance company, not the hospital, not the charity, will be required to reach out” to women employed by such institutions to offer birth control “without copays, without hassles.”
Before it was released, the new rule was expected to be similar to coverage laws in Hawaii that allow employers with religious objections not to directly pay for contraception, but instead to direct employees on how to conveniently access all such drugs and procedures, an option one Catholic spokesman already said would be materially inadequate.Of course they are satisfied with is. Look at all that new Money...
“It would be no improvement to say: ‘Sure, you don’t have to include the coverage, you just have to send all your lay employees and women religious to the local Planned Parenthood clinic,’” Richard Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in an email to the Weekly Standard.
The reworded mandate offered even less of a concession to religious freedom than the Hawaii rules, as it still leaves religious employers footing the premium bill for employees receiving free contraception through their insurance.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League said the new phraseology merely “adds insult to injury.”
“If the insurance plan of a Catholic institution must cover services it deems immoral, then such a healthcare plan is offensive, plain and simple,” said Donohue in a statement Friday. “When it comes to the First Amendment, there is no such thing as a half loaf.”
Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League also told LifeSiteNews.com that the new rule amounted to a “shell game.” “At the end of the day, religious employers are still required to provide insurance plans that offer free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacients in violation of their moral tenets,” he said.
The country’s Catholic bishops have not yet responded to the White House’s statement. However, both Planned Parenthood and the Catholic Health Association (CHA) have expressed satisfaction with the new plan.
“The framework developed has responded to the issues we identified that needed to be fixed,” said Sr. Carol Keehan of CHA. Keehan and her organization are perhaps best known for flouting the position of the Catholic bishops during the fight over Obama’s health care reform, throwing their weight behind the bill despite the opposition of the U.S. bishops over concerns the bill would increase abortion funding. Keehan was personally singled out by former USCCB President Cardinal Francis George for condemnation for her role in helping pass the health reform law.YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY to hold ANY Religious Organization accountable to YOU for ANYTHING. Nothing. They do not answer to Planned Parenthood, or the US Government. So you Twit, Screw Off. On a side note, did you know most Abortions in this Country are preformed on and by Liberals. They are killing themselves off. Just an Observation..
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards issued a statement, saying: “In the face of a misleading and outrageous assault on women’s health, the Obama administration has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring all women will have access to birth control coverage, with no costly co-pays, no additional hurdles, and no matter where they work.
“We believe the compliance mechanism does not compromise a woman.s ability to access these critical birth control benefits. However we will be vigilant in holding the administration and the institutions accountable for a rigorous, fair and consistent implementation of the policy, which does not compromise the essential principles of access to care.”
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Life Site News - Catholic and pro-life leaders slam White House ‘compromise’ on birth control mandate