President Obama’s birth control rule initially mandated that employers provide health insurance plans which would include coverage for birth control exempting religious employers but not institutions, which of course sparked an uproar (or possibly a deflection). A new poll suggests that an overwhelming majority support this mandate.
Catholic hospitals and other institutions also support the policy. Catholic approval for the President has remained unchanged. 95% of Catholics use contraceptives.
Abortion is frowned upon by Republicans, yet birth control is a touchy subject. 1+2 suddenly equals 4. So, in order to appease opposers, namely the Catholic Church (again, deflecting) the Health and Human Services Department gave an alternative. Still, the church and the sudden influx from Evangelicals seemingly turned Catholic, raged on.
According to the new poll by the New York Times/CBS, 65% percent of registered voters said that religiously affiliated employers should cover the cost of birth control in their employee health care plans.
A reader here suggested that we outlaw Viagra — possibly to deflect their deflection — which is a fine idea. In addition, the Catholic church should prioritize their need to protect children, not the pedophile priests which they hide from charges. Those children which are victimized are alive. Since when do we allow such people to dictate their feigned moral outrage onto us?
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