Re: Athletes and religion
posted at 3/2/2012 4:03 PM EST
In Response to Re: Athletes and religion
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Athletes and religion : OK, I think this position is more consistent, but it opens the door to things I described before, like a Muslim hospital requiring that women (even Christian employees) veil their heads. Most regulations are set in place to protect employees - allowing religious institutions to over-ride these regulations is a far greater threat to individual freedom than Obamacare will ever be. In an ideal world, I would not want health care provision to be the responsibility of the employer at all, but we'll never live in an ideal world, and the best we can hope from any piece of legislation in the world we do live is to move the chains toward something a little less bad. All in all, I think that's what the health care bill does. As to your point about electing not to become pregnant, isn't it also a choice to become pregnant? Even a devout Catholic has the option to abstain or use methods that do not result or are less likely to result in pregnancy. Should all medical provisions relating to pregnancy be removed from health care plans? Should child-care leave legislation protecting your job be overturned? If it's your right to elect one state of being, why not the other?
Posted by slomag[/QUOTE]
Thanks for ready my long post!
Anyone can elect any state of being they want they just can't ask others to give up their religious freedom to do it. Insurgence doesn't pay for what's necessary to practice Natural Family Planning (NFP) so why should insurance pay for birth control and sterilization.
People forget that sterilization is part of this bill. One could argue that's mutilating the body, not health care. Where else in health insurance is there coverage to remove or change perfectly healthy organs?
You are assuming this new regulation is in compliance with the constitution and all our country stands for, it is not. The founding fathers wanted a limited federal government. Freedom of religion is why many came to this country.
How does providing sterilization and abortifacients like the pill and the morning after pill protect employees? Since when has carring a child become a plague?
There are many ways to prevent a pregnance. If someone chooses to do so they can purchase the necessary means to do it. Preventing pregnancy is a choice not a right.
Once a woman is pregnant that is a medical condition that should be covered. Again, she doesn't have a disease like a tumor that needs to be medically prevented. She does have a medical condition that needs to be attended to. With my first child I became pre-eclamsic which can cause death. Thankfully I was in labor in the hospital so the situation was taken care of.
Catholic institutions don't make people wear crucifixes so I don't the head scarf analogy works. There is a catholic college in my area that provides a classroom for muslim students so they gather to say their prayers. They want the crucifix to be taken down in that catholic classroom because they don't like it. Just another attack on catholicism.