Skip to 2:05 in this video, and watch Obama’s response to this question from a viewer:
“What can you say about a healthcare bill that’ll mandate insurance companies to provide birth control, sterilization, etc. to employees of Catholic universities, hospitals and churches since this goes against the Catholic religion?”
What can he say about it? First thing he says: religious freedom is critical, it’s what we were founded on. Right. Second: we exempted religious institutions, but wait! “Big” Catholic hospitals, etc. employing “a lot” of non-Catholics and receiving “a lot” of federal money have to cover contraception because it would not be “fair” for their employees to have to pay for it themselves.
It wouldn’t be FAIR to make people pay for medically unnecessary pills? Huh? If THAT’S not fair to make people pay for, then I think it’s high time people started paying for me to have an unnecessary car, mansion, haircuts, pedicures, and prime steaks every. single. night. Also add a years supply of Yougurtland, and a season pass to Disneyland. Make sense? I didn’t think so. You see, it’s stupid to force people pay for other people’s fancies. You want to drive a three million dollar car? You have to buy it. You want to eat expensive organic food? You have to buy it. You want to get plastic surgery? You have to buy it. You want to use contraception? Um, taxpayers have to pay for it…..WHAT?!?!
No one is entitled to contraception. And to go even farther, absolutely no one is entitled to contraception for free.
If you really want to know what’s not fair, I’ll tell you what: forcing anyone to violate their conscience, and/or their religious beliefs. Freedom is what America was founded on. It’s time to re-claim our freedoms, and speak out against this nonsense.
*And if you’ve gotten this far and are wondering why I’m against contraception in the first place, check out this site for great explanations.
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Great post. As well, the supposed HHS mandate ‘accommodation’ doesn’t ‘accommodate’ every man and woman who opposes funding chemical abortifacients (read: murder). Dear POTUS, religious freedom isn’t only for organizations. It’s for all Americans.