"All women will still have access to free preventive care that includes contraceptive services," one White House official said. "The insurance company will be required to reach out directly and offer her contraceptive coverage free of charge," if the employer objects to providing that coverage in its benefit package.Now, of course, if the issue actually was about the Catholic (or any Religious) Conscience exemption this solution would solve the problem. But, everyone knows this was nothing more than a cheap cynical ploy by Totalitarian Right-Wing Bigots to use religion to attack Obama and to punish those immodest brazen hussies who don't keep their legs closed.
Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, indicated the compromise won't assuage his or the USCCB religious feelings because somewhere... somehow... a strumpet is having sex for pleasure instead of unceasing baby-making and no Catholic Dollars anywhere can be used,
That means removing the provision from the health care law altogether, he said, not simply changing it for Catholic employers and their insurers. He cited the problem that would create for "good Catholic business people who can't in good conscience cooperate with this."This has been brewing amongst the Religious Anti-Woman Zealots for years. From a July 2010 article by Dana Goldstein, The Coming Birth Control Battle: "I don't want to overstate or understate our level of concern," said McQuade, the Catholic bishops' spokesperson. "We consider [birth control] an elective drug. Married women can practice periodic abstinence. Other women can abstain altogether. Not having sex doesn't make you sick."
This whole issue is about controlling and punishing sex. The Totalitarian Right thinks the only job of Big Government is to stop you from having sex or to punish you if you do. As I proved back in May 2011, with the post Conservatives Celebrate Rape,
You see Republican men know about Rape and know it's only Rape when it's forcible.Because the Republican Party is the American Taliban comprised completely of Totalitarian Bigots who hate freedom and individualism. This manuever neatly shows the objections from Republicans is nothing more than a sham.
Christopher Smith was the Republican chosen to sponsor the forcible rape provision. What exactly constitutes force was never described and the Republicans faced opposition to their outrageous evil 'forcing' them to back down, Smith declared the forcible rape language would be removed. But, Republicans are slimy liars and when they passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Bill (HR 3) on May 9th, the bill achieved a similar goal as the redefinition of rape by using the power of the IRS, the threat of audits and byzantine Medicare rules to ensure women are punished for being raped and impoverished or incarcerated for having an abortion.
Because if you are raped Republicans and Conservatives believe it's the woman's fault. Faux News will immediately go on air to declare it's definitely your fault because you dared show your 'filthy lust-ridden body' in public without a burqa.
Rebecca St. James' and Sean Hannity had a gay old time blaming rape victims during his segment on "Slutwalks", when she stated women,"are asking for sex. They’re asking for sex if they’re dressed immodestly.” And, “There has to be responsibility, though, for what a woman is wearing, personal responsibility.”Conservatives and Republicans then love to have a token representative, whose power and position are tied to the Patriarchy, carry the banner of the Right's Repression and Dogmatic Misogynism as Kirsten Powers did in further blaming rape victims for being raped. I point Sean Hannity, Kirsten Powers and Rebecca St. James to the Illinois Complied Statutes:(720 ILCS 5/12‑17):
The manner of dress of the victim at the time of the offense shall not constitute consent.