Daily Archives: October 13, 2012
Joe Biden doesn’t know what he is talking about, or he is a liar.
Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees:
“With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.”
This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain “religious employers.” That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to “Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,” or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.
HHS has proposed an additional “accommodation” for religious organizations like these, which HHS itself describes as “non-exempt.” That proposal does not even potentially relieve these organizations from the obligation “to pay for contraception” and “to be a vehicle to get contraception.” They will have to serve as a vehicle, because they will still be forced to provide their employees with health coverage, and that coverage will still have to include sterilization, contraception, and abortifacients. They will have to pay for these things, because the premiums that the organizations (and their employees) are required to pay will still be applied, along with other funds, to cover the cost of these drugs and surgeries.
USCCB continues to urge HHS, in the strongest possible terms, actually to eliminate the various infringements on religious freedom imposed by the mandate.
Joe Biden Reblog
After his latest intervention, it is absolutely clear Joe Biden is a great weapon in the hands of Mitt Romney. A man able to say his “evolving” president isn’t “evolved” enough, whilst he is absolutely comfortable with so-called same sex marriage, exposes the hypocrisy of both: of Obama, who clearly wants to be perceived as the one who will deliver the goods, but can’t say it before the election; of Biden, because he shows the falseness of the official B.O. opinion.
Or perhaps Joe Biden is simply stupid; so stupid that he cannot understand he makes his boss look false even in the eyes of his own supporters. Now they’ll have to explain how the President can’t come out in favour of sodomy, but his VP can; or alternatively, how they want to try to be smart, but if Joe Biden is in your ticket this is not in the…
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