Honestly , pregnancy is not a health risk , in fact it means everything is going the way it normally would in nature without use of contraceptives and condoms. So no , no one should be paying for pills for you to take just so you can have recreational sex!!! Its ridiculous . Doesn't matter if you're religious or not , no one should have to pay for birth control pills or any healthcare in general. If you need to go to the doctor or dentist then you can pay by cash or debit just for yourself , end of story.
If you like birth control great. I think birth control is important as it prevents abortion. But some people are against it and they should not be forced to go against their beliefs just because other people want to use birth control. No one should have to go against their religion or morals for someone elses convenience.
Yes Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate should make an exception for religious organizations. Religious organizations should be allowed an exception especially if it violates their particular religious beliefs. Forcing a direct violation is a violation of separation of church and state. If the government is forcing itself into a religious organization's beliefs then it is no longer strictly the state.
America was founded on the basis of religious freedom, and there shouldn't be a government mandate that imposes certain ideals on religious groups. What makes America different from most countries is its uniqueness in personal and religious liberties. The Affordable Care act's birth control mandate must make an exception for religious groups because their religion don't support those certain beliefs.
Forcing other people to abide by your religious belief just because you hired them goes against the freedom of and from religion that the US is founded upon. Deciding that your employees can't use their insurance to buy birth control is as bad as deciding your employees can't use their insurance to get a blood transfusion (against the moral of Jehovah's Witness's). Why should an employer even know what a patient is prescribed? Just let insurance cover what is medically necessary for health (being pregnant is dangerous! Avoiding it is healthy, and many birth control pills are found to decrease reproductive cancer risks) and leave medical decisions to doctors and patients.
Besides, if these groups were really Christian, they would respect the views of their employees. They are clearly showing that they are not upholding the book they claim to follow.
Employers are not required to hand out birth control for their employees in their offices, so I don't understand how this violates their religious freedom. They are simply required to offer insurance covering birth control. By allowing exceptions, employees seeking birth control are left in the cold because of someone else's beliefs. If an employer does not wish to use birth control, that is their right. They do not have the right to tell an employee that they are not allowed coverage for birth control because it is against the employer's religion.
The Affordable Care Act (ACT), commonly referred to as Obamacare has come under judicial scrutiny more than almost any other bill in the history of the United States Congress. The latest attempt to derail it under the rubric of religious freedom needs to be summarily dismissed as that argument holds no water where the law is concerned. The use of religious exemption is nothing more than an insincere rallying cry by falsely indignant religious zealots.
A corporation is simply a form of organization used by human beings to achieve desired ends.Protecting the free-exercise rights of corporations like Hobby Lobby, Conestoga, and Mardel protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control those companies.Working for Hobby Lobby or Conestoga, in other words, should not deprive employees of the preventive care available to workers at the shop next door. "There is a joy of being delivered from something we really think should not have been for us," David Green, founder and chief executive of Hobby Lobby, said in an interview. However, such regulations which are good for society as a whole should not be neglected. As country we need to look after the population explosion and if we do not take care of this then we are doing more harm then good to our country as a whole.
In this world there is a shortage of resources and the population is growing exponentially. If effective birth control is not adopted then the situation will become uncontrollable. We have limited land and other resources like water. If we let religious beliefs which are outdated to be a bottleneck in effective policy implementation then we have to reconsider what we believe as freedom as freedom also comes with additional responsibility.