After even Liberal Catholics objected to Obama's recent attempt to force religious-affiliated employers to provide free birth control coverage even if it runs counter to their beliefs, Obama has announced what he feels is a workable compromise. According to the spin, the "religious-affiliated employer" will no longer be required to pay for the contraceptives and abortifacients, but will be provided, free of charge by the insurance company.
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said it was a "first step". Dolan isn't going to be fooled by the President's shenanigans.
A caller on a radio talk show brought up an interesting point; namely, if this is simply a health issue as Obama claims, why then not free access to all life saving medications? As far as I know, most women will not die if they are not taking birth control, but millions can die without blood pressure medication, medicines to treat high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides to name just three.
The President's pals at NARAL claim that free birth control is "critical to protecting women’s health". Evidently, cardiac medications and insulin for diabetics aren't critical enough in protecting anyone's health to be given away free.
The pro-abortionists in the Obama administration want to provide drugs that will prevent something natural (pregnancy) but medications that actually save human life aren't important.