Good old Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama is “curiously” scratching his head, perhaps asking his boss, George Soros whether or not he should go forward with a proposed regulation under the health care law he signed last year that would force Catholic individuals and institutions to act against the teachings of the Catholic church.
In August, Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius proposed a regulation that would take affect next fall, which would require all health care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including abortifacients. The proposed regulation includes a very narrow religious exemption that does not cover individual Catholics, or Catholic universities, hospitals or charitable institutions.
Meanwhile the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have called the regulation an “unprecedented attack on religious liberty” and have called on American Catholics to contact HHS and demand that the regulation be rescinded. Then I ask, is it OK for other health providers to be forced into committing the abominable practice of abortion, or prescribing contraceptives or abortifacients (i.e. morning after pills)? Shouldn’t we as people of faith be demanding of our government that they stay in the jurisdiction the Constitution delegates to it?
“Indeed, such nationwide government coercion of religious people and groups to sell, broker, or purchase ‘services’ to which they have a moral or religious objection represents an unprecedented attack on religious liberty,” the bishops said in commentary on the proposed regulation they submitted to HHS.
If these bishops would have engaged into the Federal Health Care debate, and encouraged their fellow congregants to do so, they may have prevented this atrocity before it was “birthed”. Now, with a defeated mentality, by delineating their firepower and argument to “this is a religious attack against Catholics” they have the uphill battle of begging government’s permission to exempt them from something the government had no business to mandate in the first place.
With all due respect this is an unprecedented attack on Americans and the laws of God, regardless of creed. All Catholics should unite with mankind against tyranny because God hates it.
At Tuesday’s press briefing, Jake Tapper of ABC News stated he had heard from pro-abortion Democrats who are worried about where Obama was going on the proposed regulation and asked marionette Jay Carney about its status.
“I’ve heard from a lot of Democrats in the last few weeks who are concerned about President Obama possibly granting an exemption to Catholic churches, hospitals and universities from the requirement that all insurance plans cover contraception,” said Tapper.
“I’m wondering if you could shed any light on this decision,” Tapper asked Carney. ”I know the President has not yet made a decision, but I think these Democrats, a lot of them in the abortion rights community, are concerned that this is even being discussed. Could you explain why the President is considering an exemption, and what’s going into his decision-making?”
“The President has–this decision has not yet been made,” Carney squeaked. ”You can be sure that we want to strike the right balance between expanding coverage of preventive services and respecting religious beliefs. And that’s the balance that will be sought as this decision is made.”
Listen to this balancing mentality. Does right need to be balanced? No, it already is; that’s why it is right. What Obama is saying is he wants to dilute right with a fair share of wrong, and then cram it down your throat.
Attack the thesis with an antithesis; come up with a synthesis (compromise between the thesis and antithesis); which in turn becomes the new thesis. This is the balance of deceit and preserves no more than sand for the foundation of a house.