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  • If you want your tax benefits than follow the law

    It's illegal to have religious hiring or admissions requirements. This means, that some employees may not follow their employers religious doctrine. I assume that the freedom of religion extends to the freedom not to practice religion. With that said, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide plans that cover birth control. This allow for the employees that follow the religious doctrine to decline and ones that don't to participate. To deny the coverage is to deny the rights of a growing percentage of the US population that does not follow religious doctrine.

    You want your tax benefits?... Then follow the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. If you want to follow the strict, fundamentalist religious doctrine then don't expect a tax break. The choice is up to the institution.

  • You want your tax benefits then follow the ACA.

    It's illegal to have religious hiring or admissions requirements. This means, that some employees may not follow their employers religious doctrine. I assume that the freedom of religion extends to the freedom not to practice religion. With that said, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide plans that cover birth control. This allow for the employees that follow the religious doctrine to decline and ones that don't to participate. To deny the coverage is to deny the rights of a growing percentage of the US population that does not follow religious doctrine.

    You want your tax benefits?... Then follow the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. If you want to follow the strict, fundamentalist religious doctrine then don't expect a tax break. The choice is up to the institution.

  • No birth control, no tax break.

    It's illegal to have religious hiring or admissions requirements. This means, that some employees may not follow their employers religious doctrine. I assume that the freedom of religion extends to the freedom not to practice religion. With that said, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide plans that cover birth control. This allow for the employees that follow the religious doctrine to decline and ones that don't to participate. To deny the coverage is to deny the rights of a growing percentage of the US population that does not follow religious doctrine.

    You want your tax benefits?... Then follow the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. If you want to follow the strict, fundamentalist religious doctrine then don't expect a tax break. The choice is up to the institution.

  • Yes they should have to.

    It is a basic preventative measure that all women are entitled to. No one should have the right to take that away from them. Obama had the absolute right idea when he made this law, and the supreme court should not have rule against it to make exceptions. For anyone.

  • Individuals, Not Groups, Should Have Choices

    A large organization such as the Catholic Church shouldn't tell every single one of its members they can't have birth control. Religions should have the progressive stance that not every one of its members believe the same way as the high church. Religions should offer birth control coverage just like they offer church services--it is there if people need it, but no one has to be involved if they don't want to. We don't have to attend church every Sunday even though churches say we should. The same is true of birth control--we don't have to accept the coverage as individuals even though churches say we shouldn't.

  • We Don't Live in a Theocracy!

    We in this country have the protection of separation of church and state. An institution that has public employees must adhere to the same laws the rest of the country does, regardless of their religious intolerance. It isn't fair to make them PROVIDE it, but if birth control is a right that all citizens of this country have for reproductive health, then yes, religious employers must set aside their doctrine and follow the law. To do otherwise would forcing their own religious belief upon those who do not want it.

  • Beliefs vs Mandates

    Religious institutions are built upon sets of common beliefs, not so much what kind of government regulations need to be bestowed upon them. I feel that religious institutions should not be MANDATED to cover birth control, though it is very helpful to the employees of those institutions to do so. Ultimately, I think any company should retain the right to decide what level of coverage for a non-death-preventing item like birth control hat company should provide, religious or not.

  • No.

    Religious institutions, and all institutions for that matter, should not be forced to cover things besides the payment of their employees, unless a different plan was agreed on. The government should not force businesses to do certain things, and they definitely should not force religious groups to do things that are against their religion. We live in a country with religious freedom, a country with separation of Church and State. There is no reason the government can't simply stay out of a religion's business. It's not like you can't go to the store and use some of your paycheck to buy contraception yourself.


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