Did the Trump Administration really roll back birth control coverage? It depends what your definition of “roll back birth control coverage” is…
What this basically means is that the Trump administration wouldn’t PUNISH religious employers for not violating their conscience. Of course The Huffington Post phrases it differently…
The White House Office of Management and Budget posted on its website that it is reviewing an interim final rule that would allow religious employers to deny contraception coverage to their female employees. The details of the rule have not been announced, but Gretchen Borchelt, the vice president of the National Women’s Law Center, said it is certain that “some women will lose birth control coverage.”
Interesting word isn’t it. “Allow”? It would ALLOW religious employers. It’d be like saying “New law would ALLOW Muslim business owners to refuse to serve pork.” In their world “Allow” means “not be coerced by government.” And in this case, the government coerced religious employers to violate their own religious beliefs or face government mandated punishment. Which goes against that whole “freedom of religion” clause in the FIRST Amendment. Sorry for the all caps, but come on. Related: Ted Cruz Reintroduces First Amendment Defense Act. Leftists Attack!
Huffington Post and other liberal outfits are getting all distracted by “birth control.” It’s but a symbol here. If a religious organization doesn’t want to provide that which violates their religious beliefs, the government cannot force them to do so. What your opinion or my opinion is on birth control doesn’t matter. If an insurance company wants to cover it, fine. If a insurance company doesn’t (religious or otherwise), that should also be fine. Both capitalism and religious freedom can play a role here. If someone wants birth control covered, they should go to the insurance company which covers it. Or pay for it themselves. Whatever happened to “letting the market decide”? Or the “stay out of my bedroom” meme? Related: MORON ALERT: Whoopi Goldberg Actually Thinks ‘Abortion’; is in the Constitution.
Oh, that’s right. Nancy Pelosi’s and Barack Obama.
But that’s all changing.