In reaction to the outcry of the American people over the Obama Administration’s decision to force religious institutions to violate their religious beliefs by providing insurance coverage for abortion pills for their employees, President Obama unveiled an “accommodation” that was anything but.
President Obama began by calling the religious liberty objections raised by many Americans, the “cynical desire on the part of some to make this into a political football.”
Here is the essence of Obama’s “compromise.” Instead of requiring religious institutions to violate their faith by directly paying for abortion pill coverage in their employer health insurance plans, it requires religious institutions to purchase insurance coverage that carries with it a mandate to cover contraception and abortion-causing drugs.
As Congressman Chris Smith astutely noted, “Who pays for the insurance policy? The religious employer.”