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The Catholic Church wants to eliminate the birth control coverage requirement entirely. Dreaded Anomaly Send a noteboard - 10/02/2012 12:24:01 AM
That's likely why DHHS eliminated the exemption: in order to move the conversation away from the realm of barely-veiled theocracy.

From the article linked below:

The rule goes into effect Aug. 1, but if objections are raised, another year's extension is possible.

That was no consolation to Catholic leaders. The White House is "all talk, no action" on moving toward compromise, said Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "There has been a lot of talk in the last couple days about compromise, but it sounds to us like a way to turn down the heat, to placate people without doing anything in particular," Picarello said. "We're not going to do anything until this is fixed."

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."


Obama and DHHS want to give people access to birth control (free choice) regardless of income level (equality). The Catholic Church wants to keep anyone from having access to birth control (oppression) because their specific religious beliefs oppose it (theocracy). It's clear who the "villain" here actually is.
Obama mandate on birth control coverage stirs controversy
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