9 April 2012
Obama Contraception Compromise
A couple of months ago president Obama declared his decision on the contraception compromise. In this compromise he mandated for all employers including religious institutions to include free contraception to women in their health insurance coverage. The White House announced that it would supposedly accommodate religious institutions with objections to the mandate by relieving them of the requirement to provide or pay for contraception coverage. Instead, the White House declared, the insurance companies that religious institutions use would be required to directly offer women the same coverage “free of charge” even though religion morally opposes it.
Obama clearly doesn’t understand the reasoning behind religious intuitions not providing contraception’s. Providing contraception goes deeply against the teachings of religious leaders such as the Catholic Bishops and Christian Archbishops. The presidential mandate revision was considered “insulting” and “dangerous” to the religious rights of Christians and also is belligerent, unnecessary, and deeply offensive to the content of Catholic belief. Any such mandate would make it morally compromising for religious institutions to provide, health care benefits to the staffing of the public service ministries. If the insurance plan of a Catholic institution must cover services it deems immoral, then such a healthcare plan is offensive, plain and simple. This compromise is passing on the idea for religious institutions to put down their beliefs for an issue that is sinful by their teachings that have been explained through thousands of years. The bishops noted that all the other mandated “preventive services” under the HHS regulations address the prevention of disease, “and pregnancy is not a disease,” they emphasized. Passing this compromise will force religious leaders to violate their stances against contraception..