Missouri governor vetoes bill banning...

Missouri governor vetoes bill banning mandatory birth control coverage

There are 2 comments on the Jurist story from Jul 14, 2012, titled Missouri governor vetoes bill banning mandatory birth control coverage. In it, Jurist reports that:

Nixon explained that while he supports laws that afford employers strong religious protections, SB 749 gives insurance companies the ability to override the religious and moral beliefs of employers and employees: Under [SB 749], an insurance company would be allowed to impose its will, and deny inclusion of contraceptive coverage, even if that ... (more)

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Tom

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jul 14, 2012
Those with a moral objection to birth control are still free to refuse to use it but they should not be free to impose their will on those who choose to use it. Birth control is the first line of defense against abortion as well as overopulation.
guest

United States

#2 Jul 15, 2012
You got it backwards Tom. Government cannot lawfully pass laws that prohibit the free exercise of religion. Government mandating that religious organizations provide insurance coverage to its employees for contraceptives, when contraceptives are clearly denounced by the organization as a religious teaching, is a clear violation of the First Amendment.

If an employee of a religious organization desires contraceptives, he/she can walk into the nearest Walmart and buy a box of condoms.

Problem solved.

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