People are making a mountain out of a molehill with this contraception-being-provided-
What about the person on their payroll who would like more affordable contraception options? What about her freedom of religion? Hey, Christian Organizations, by not giving someone the option to practice their religion as they choose (i.e. they have no religious objection to birth control), aren’t you doing exactly the same thing to them as what you are complaining the government is trying to do to you?
Here is an idea, and you will have to pardon its crazy extremism… if you have a moral objection to birth control then DO NOT TAKE IT. That is your freedom of religion. If I have no such objections, then I can take it. No one has the right to force their personal beliefs or opinions on someone else.
By including birth control in insurance policies you are not condoning it, but simply allowing people who have no qualms an option to choose it. After all, it is a free country right? Or perhaps it is only a free country for those that agree with you.
I have to be honest and admit I do not understand why Catholics believe birth control is a sin in the first place. I did a Google about it and found a page that explains that the Bible condemns birth control in the book of Genesis. A man named Onan’s brother died and he was instructed to go to the brother’s wife and give her offspring in his brother’s name (this was the law back then). “But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother. And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he slew him also.” (Gen.38:8-10).
Pulling out is a form of birth control and God killed a dude for it. CASE CLOSED! BIRTH CONTROL BAD!!
But here’s another radical, extremist thought… perhaps what God was mad about was not the fact that Onan pulled out, but that he disobeyed his instruction. Perhaps God was mad that Onan willfully disobeyed this brotherly duty, but yet was still willing to fuck his brother’s widow (sorry for the coarseness, but that is what he did…it wasn’t making love or having sex). That seems like a much better reason to kill someone than a little mess on the ground. In fact, the New Living Translation of the Bible agrees with me, for their verse 10 states, “But the LORD considered it evil for Onan to deny a child to his dead brother. So the LORD took Onan’s life, too.”
So yeah… nothing to do with birth control.
I think having children you cannot provide for monetarily or emotionally is infinitely worse than birth control will ever be.