The Obama administration has decided that it has the power to force religious health care providers to act against their religious beliefs. In August of last year (2011) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a requirement that most health insurance plans must provide for all FDA-approved contraceptives services, which would presumably include abortifacients.
The problem is that for Catholics contraception is a sin against nature. It is an abominable act on a par with homosexual sodomy. Even worse is the case of abortifacients: since Catholics believe life begins at the moment of conception, if Catholics are forced to give away abortifacients they are in effect being forced to commit murder. Forcing Catholics to pay for these things is nothing less than forcing them to act against their most strongly held beliefs and to commit grave and mortal sins against God.
The Church has voiced its problems with these requirements. Of course, we all know that the Obama administration–being so concerned to promote tolerance and diversity–would have to make an exception. The Obama administration has thought it over and “catholic” Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the HHS, has this to tell us:
“After evaluating comments, we have decided to add an additional element to the final rule…”
Thank goodness! Great news!
“Nonprofit employers who, based on religious beliefs, do not currently provide contraceptive coverage in their insurance plan, will be provided an additional year, until August 1, 2013, to comply with the new law.”
…or not. In effect, we have been given a year to prepare ourselves to violate our consciences. And this is why Catholics–and anyone committed to religious liberty in general–cannot vote for Obama or his damnable policies.