Am I really the only one that noticed the Health and Human Services regulations dated Feb. 15 – five days after the Obama non-compromise – does not include the compromise at all? Am I wrong here?
I read the regulations. I did the research. Other than the fact a “compromise” by definition includes the agreement of both parties (it did not) the non-compromise compromise is not in the actual document. But Attorney General Eric Holder, thinks it is. From Fox News with my emphasis in bold.
In sworn testimony Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder defended the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, and vowed that the federal government’s legion of lawyers will follow suit.
“To the extent that that action is challenged in court, I would expect that the Justice Department would defend what I guess is in place — would be that compromise,” Holder told lawmakers on a House Appropriations subcommittee.
Dude, it’s not in place.
The “compromise” Holder cited was announced by President Obama on Feb. 10, after a firestorm of criticism from the Catholic Church and other religious groups prompted the administration to revise an earlier rule, promulgated in January by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Under these rules, all employers must provide female contraception as part of their health care plans, with the cost of the contraception coverage to be incurred by the insurer if a given employer — such as a Catholic-affiliated charity, hospital, or school — objects on religious grounds.
But that’s not what the rules say as submitted by HHS on Feb. 15.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also chimed in.
“I know that it is a very controversial issue,” Clinton told lawmakers, “but numerous studies have shown that the incidence of abortion decreases when women have access to contraception.”
No shit? Who the heck says the Catholic church – or the federal government – has to provide it? If someone wants it, it is readily available, but Clinton and the rest of the nut cases are putting up the straw-man argument that if employers elect not to cover contraceptives, somehow those pills and condoms will vanish from the shelves of pharmacies and your local Krogers, Stop & Shops and SuperValues all around the country.
Banging. Head. Against. Wall.