First contraception, the next step abortion
There is an interesting story on the site of a newspaper in Connecticut:
Bishops: Don’t Make Catholic Hospitals Perform Abortions [UPDATE]
When asked during a debate Sunday if they would support, as a concept, a federal law requiring Catholic hospitals to perform abortions, some Democratic Senate candidates indicated they would. The bishops object. [Who was it that took heat for calling the Democrat Party "the party of death"? Was it now-Cardinal Burke?]
By Patrick Barnard and David Gurliacci
On Sunday, some Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate said they’d favor the concept of a federal law requiring even Catholic hospitals to perform abortions. Now, the state’s Catholic bishops are objecting....ions?”
Here are some excerpts of the answers:
Susan Bysiewicz: “The federal government has the right to regulate what services are provided, because Catholic institutions, colleges and universities get funding from the federal government, and I believe that those institutions should provide access to reproductive health care.”
Chris Murphy: “They certainly have the ability to decide what services they perform.”
Matthew Oakes: “If they’re gonna take our money—I’m Roman Catholic—then they need to perform the health care issues that women need performed for them.”
William Tong: “Access to an abortion should be open and available. Acess to contraception, the same thing. These are basic liberties enshrined in our Constitution, in our jurisprudence. That’s a fact. [...] I think we need a cooperative approach. We had a bill in the state Legislature to provide emergency contraception. It was called Plan B. [...] Now Plan B is a reality. Emergency contraception is made available to patients at Catholic hospitals. We just need to find a way to make it work.”
Lee Whitnum did not answer the question about whether the federal government must force Catholic institutions to provide abortion or contraceptive services. She said she supported institutions providing them.so two problems:
One, that the "plan B for rape victims" was not about rape victims, but to prove Catholics hospitals can give out abortion causing pills.
Two:There seems to be a confusion about doctors and hospitals relationship to the government.
What's wrong with this quote?
answer: Doctors and hospitals don't "take our money". They treat patients and charge a fee for their service.
“If they’re gonna take our money—I’m Roman Catholic—then they need to perform the health care issues that women need performed for them.”
So they are being paid for work, not getting a government grant.
Essentially they are saying that if one of your patients pays you with the government's money (which is given to the patient to pay for health care) you have to obey a mindless bureaucrat.
This goes way beyond "freedom of religion".