Pro-Life Leaders Slam White House ‘Compromise’ On Birth Control Mandate

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. The plan, touted as a concession to freedom of religion and conscience, was immediately denounced by pro-life Rep. Chris Smith. “The so-called new policy is the discredited old policy, dressed up to look like something else,” said Smith. “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.”

Source: Life Site News, Feb. 10, 2012.

One response to “Pro-Life Leaders Slam White House ‘Compromise’ On Birth Control Mandate

  1. What I don’t understand about this whole thing is, when did insurance companies, and churches become people protected under the Bill of Rights? I also don’t understand what the big deal is with offering birth control/other reproductive procedures to women who want it, who happen to work at a Catholic Hospital. To me refusing birth control because of religious reasons is the same thing as denying any other medical treatment because you could just pray for it to go away.

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