Birth Control Rule Altered to Allay R...

Birth Control Rule Altered to Allay Religious Objections

There are 16 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Feb 1, 2013, titled Birth Control Rule Altered to Allay Religious Objections. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

The Obama administration proposed yet another compromise on Friday in an effort to address the concerns of religious organizations that object to its policy requiring health insurance plans to cover contraceptives for women at no charge.

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said the proposal would guarantee free coverage of birth control “while respecting religious concerns.”

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“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#1 Feb 1, 2013
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason:

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#2 Feb 1, 2013
Somebody's got to PAY for the pills.

Just because someone needs birth control and works for some religious group, what gives them that special 'something' that allows them to have a FREE benefit???

And any OTHER employer MUST pay for birth control coverage??

This kind of 'playing favorites' is just the kind of thing that will further corrupt the application of the Obamacare law.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#3 Feb 1, 2013
Does this also mean that Religious women who DON'T use birth control should get and INSURANCE CREDIT for not using that benefit?

Same thing (a credit) should also go to women who have had a hysterectomy and women past menopause.

Start changing the rules for one 'special' group and then there are OBVIOUS reasons to change the rules for others.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Feb 1, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason:
"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
Many people need an outside structure to give them a moral foundation. There is nothing at all wrong with religion, for those who believe.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#5 Feb 1, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
Does this also mean that Religious women who DON'T use birth control should get and INSURANCE CREDIT for not using that benefit?
Same thing (a credit) should also go to women who have had a hysterectomy and women past menopause.
Start changing the rules for one 'special' group and then there are OBVIOUS reasons to change the rules for others.
Dr Suess?

Now, the Star-Bell Sneetches had bellies with stars.
The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars.
Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small.
You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all.

But, because they had stars, all the Star-Belly Sneetches
Would brag,“We’re the best kind of Sneetch on the beaches.”
With their snoots in the air, they would sniff and they’d snort
“We’ll have nothing to do with the Plain-Belly sort!”
And, whenever they met some, when they were out walking,
They’d hike right on past them without even talking.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Many people need an outside structure to give them a moral foundation. There is nothing at all wrong with religion, for those who believe.
I did not say there was. I was more referencing "religious organizations ".
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#7 Feb 1, 2013
The no-cost Bristol Palin method of birth control will always be an option to the radical right/religious.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
Does this also mean that Religious women who DON'T use birth control should get and INSURANCE CREDIT for not using that benefit?
Same thing (a credit) should also go to women who have had a hysterectomy and women past menopause.
Start changing the rules for one 'special' group and then there are OBVIOUS reasons to change the rules for others.
Actually, dear, they should pay a surcharge; but that would never go over well, would it?

It is cheaper for insurance to keep you a maiden, rather than pregnant.
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#9 Feb 1, 2013
There should be NO compromise with mythology! The obama administration should tell these fundietards and vatican cultists to shove it!
let hate gooo

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#10 Feb 1, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason:
"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
U havn"t own the Acura Legend yet?!! ;-000
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#11 Feb 1, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
There should be NO compromise with mythology! The obama administration should tell these fundietards and vatican cultists to shove it!
To their credit, the Catholic church actually applauded the decision.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#12 Feb 1, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Many people need an outside structure to give them a moral foundation. There is nothing at all wrong with religion, for those who believe.
Unless those who believe try to impose their beliefs on you.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#13 Feb 1, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
There should be NO compromise with mythology! The obama administration should tell these fundietards and vatican cultists to shove it!
A hard liner.
Don't eat the yellow snow.
celticwarriors

Bradenton, FL

#14 Feb 1, 2013
We need a single payer system that covers EVERYONE head to toe, NO EXCEPTIONS. We need to sue these religious corporations for forcing their brand of imaginaryfriend beliefs onto the rest of us. This is a first amendment violation! It is unconstitutional!

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Feb 2, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Unless those who believe try to impose their beliefs on you.
How is that worse than you forcing your lack of beliefs on them?
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#16 Feb 2, 2013
Obama probably got some backlash from Muslims.

Oh darn we forgot about Muslims and their religious beliefs.

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