The Obama government placed birth control in coverage on the health plan. Well, of course, that ticked some church-goers off! The Catholic Church took offense to this idea and said that it violated their religious freedom by asking many hospitals and charities to comply with the terms. In saying that, the Catholic church believes that premarital sex should not be an option so there is no need for women to have contraception. But that is not reality in today’s times.
The reason the Obama government is offering this in their health plan is said to increase maternal and child health. When a woman is pregnant consecutively it can take a toll on the mother, and in turn, put the child at a higher risk of complications. However, the Catholic Church does not agree so they are persistent in fighting this mandate.
In return, Obama softened the rule by allowing the universities and religious organizations to decide if they would allow contraception to be covered by their health insurance (which most of them opted not to) but the rule remains for religiously affiliated charities. In which, the church did not like. President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops commented, “We have tried negotiation with the administration and legislation with the Congress, and we’ll keep at it, but there’s still no fix.”
Here’s a video about the debate.
The point is do you feel that the church is asking for too much? Of course, it is impossible to please EVERYONE, but the government has tried to make an attempt of compromising, but the church seems to want it their way OR… their way! The church seems to be giving no other option! Do you have any suggestions?
Could the Obama government retract their statement and allow the charities to opt out of the rule too? Or would this be considered him running away from reality and governing the way the president should? The reality is that the vast majority of the youth is having premarital sex and those individuals might not want children at the time, so why not offer contraception? It sure would keep young women away from the dreaded “pregnancy scare.”
Leave me a comment below explaining your side of the argument.