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As I suspected, Obama's "accommodation" doesn't go nearly far enough.
First, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the administration's plan still includes a "nationwide mandate of insurance coverage of sterilization and contraception, including some abortifacients."
"This is both unsupported in the law and remains a grave moral concern," the bishops said in their statement. "We cannot fail to reiterate this, even as so many would focus exclusively on the question of religious liberty."
And while President Barack Obama's new plan allows religious-affiliated employers to refrain from paying for contraceptive coverage — insurers would be obligated to provide the coverage for free — the bishops said the change doesn't go far enough.
"It would still mandate that all insurers must include coverage for the objectionable services in all the policies they would write," the bishops said. "At this point, it would appear that self-insuring religious employers, and religious insurance companies, are not exempt from this mandate."
Now get this, Pundette learned that the "accommodation" is a total fraud anyway.
Despite what President Obama said at his White House press conference, the actual regulations make permanent the "interim final regulations" issued August 3, 2011 — the ones that sparked the furor in the first place.
Bait and switch! Even as he's telling us he'll address our concerns he's carving the original, totally objectionable regulations in stone.
Translation: The Obama administration Friday afternoon put into federal law the very regulation that drew objections from almost 200 Catholic bishops, some 50 religiously affiliated colleges and universities, 65 North American bishops of Orthodox churches, numerous other Jewish, Evangelical and Lutheran leaders, and even some liberals — and without changing so much as a comma.
From this point forward, any changes to this regulation have to go through the formal regulatory process all over again.
No wonder the bishops call the accommodation "unacceptable!" It's smoke and mirrors. The formal regulatory process could take more than a year.
But in the meantime how many rubes will be fooled? Enough to ensure Obama's
re-election? If so, any promise of "accommodation" will fade away, and we'll
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