Since I've no illusions how pro-"choicers" view this abhorrent and conscience-violating* decision, I'm curious to hear instead from those who are vocally pro-life and also pro-contraception, especially Protestant Christians. How do you feel about this decision, for which the abortion lobby pushed hard?
And by the way, does anyone else find this forced "treatment" of non-diseases incredibly sexist? A long list** of "preventative health care" mandates for women only? Smells like a left-wing feminist agenda, not good health care.
Please click here and tell your senators and congressmen to pass the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, which has languished.
And really, that's about all I can say on this topic and not be in sin.
Let us pray for our nation and our nation's leaders.
*The careful reader will note that the "conscience clause" is a farce that doesn't actually apply to any Catholic agency in the real world. There is no opt out, dear Catholics, and so both your conscience and your wallet are being violated: As even the secular press has noted, the cost of these freebies will be made up in higher premiums for all. Cheers!
**Includes coverage of "all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity."