The staff here thinks of itself as respectful of all well thought out and objectively presented opinions even if they go against core beliefs.
This article is a well written explanation of how the ACA forces Catholic nuns and others to forego their right to religious freedom. We don’t have to agree with their beliefs to support their right to exercise them. Individually. Not as an employer.
We recognize that not everyone agrees with us, and that the government will make laws and provide services we don’t support. But in a free and diverse society, the American government should not force its citizens to act in violation of their religious beliefs
What we see wrong with the situation is two fold. The less important is that by being a religious employer the employer entity doesn’t have the right to freedom of religious beliefs. The more important thing is that health insurance shouldn’t be provided by employers. If that weren’t the defacto method of receiving health insurance we wouldn’t have to have this discussion about abortion and contraception.
We seem to look right over the obvious solution to what’s wrong with health insurance. For most people it’s tied to their jobs. This needs to change.
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