There is no Pro-Life with the Spanish Inquisition!
But to say contraceptives violate your religious freedom and moral beliefs
with a light of the past like that makes it all seem like a kind of a stretch!
~~~~"5 things to know about Obamacare and contraceptives."
A blockbuster 2012 ruling upheld the constitutionality of the key funding part of the
politically charged law aiming to get health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
This time, the court is looking at a part of the law that took effect on
Wednesday requiring most employers to provide contraception coverage.
A Catholic charity that cares for the low-income elderly, the Little Sisters of the
Poor, asked the Supreme Court this week to exempt it from having to comply.
Here are five things to know about the case:
1. The law
The 2010 Affordable Care Act requires non-profit groups and businesses of a
certain size to provide health insurance to their employees or pay fines.
One preventive care requirement initially included mandatory contraception
or birth control and other reproductive health coverage with no copay to women.
2. The objection
Some religious groups that include Catholics and evangelicals objected on
grounds the requirement violated their religious freedom and moral beliefs.
3. How was it handled?
The Obama administration and religious organizations set out to negotiate how
the provision would be carried out. Under rules they came up with last summer,
churches and houses of worship would be exempt.
But under the compromise, church-run hospitals, universities, parochial schools
and charities must provide no-cost contraception coverage, or have a third-party
insurer provide separate benefits without the employer's direct involvement.
And most are complying.
Organizations that opt-out of direct coverage must sign a document certifying
their religious objections and authorizing payments.
The government would then require the outside insurer pick up the costs.
4. What's the core issue now?
A key here is Christian Brothers Services, a Catholic-affiliated non-profit that
administers health plans for Little Sisters of the Poor and hundreds
of other faith-based groups.
CBS qualifies for an exemption under the Obamacare rules for contraception
and so does the Little Sisters of the Poor. All the nuns have to do and the
Justice Department concurred on Friday is fill out the form seeking a pass,
and they'll get it.
But they contend in their suit that finding someone else to fulfill the insurance mandate
even if it is unclear who that might be right now is immoral because
contraception coverage would be delivered ultimately and they oppose it.
The nuns and the provider on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to intervene
one day before the requirement was due to take effect along with other
provisions of Obamacare.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted an emergency injunction, pending her review of
arguments from all sides. She could extend the injunction temporarily in order to allow
for further review, end it without further action, or kick the matter up to
the entire court to review.
5. Who would be impacted by a ruling?
Any further court order could ultimately impact scores of religious groups and
non-profit businesses, some of which have mounted legal challenges in recent
months to the law over contraception.
But it would be only a stop-gap or temporary measure, either blocking or allowing
enforcement until the federal courts decide larger legal and constitutional questions.
It's a process that may take many months, perhaps ultimately ending again at
the Supreme Court for final review.
Separately, the justices in March will take up a related challenge to the birth control
coverage mandate. That appeal concerns whether some for-profit corporations should
be exempt, again on religious liberty grounds.
The case, led by owners of the Hobby Lobby retail chain, may have less chance for
success than the appeal presented by the nuns.
***Looking to the past as many say they want to be exempt, on contraception coverage
because of their religious liberty grounds seems strange when you looked
at the Spanish Inquisition!
The liberty ground back then was to behead, burn people alive etc.
No pro-life there! In fact where was the liberty back then?
"There is no pro-life with the Spanish Inquisition!"
Really to want people to not have contraception with the view of the Spanish Inquisition
seems kind of hypocritical and worth being noted!
Other than that what cost more the contraception coverage.
Or the cost of taking care of all the kids with all the cost?
Also noted is the Spanish Inquisition should be looked at, like how many
still would like to go back to those days. I see it in the Tea Party types!
If your not with them!
It's better to learn from the Spanish Inquisition and move on and not to want to go
back to it or like the 1950's where the Tea Party types want to go!
But really I hope many see the point of this story!