Preventive medicine: Medicine designed to avert and avoid disease. MedicineNet.com
“I don’t know about you, but I never considered a child to be a “disease”. Sadly we live in a world where many people consider that to be the case, including our federal government. The defenders of the Department of Health and Human Services‘ birth control mandate consistently refer to birth control, sterilization, and abortifacsants as “preventive care”. By their definition these medications, devices, and procedures are not just a “right”, but a right that you and I should pay for with our health insurance premiums.
Our leaders, who consider our future citizens to be diseases, apparently live in some sort of fantasy world where they believe that health insurance carriers are going to turn into nonprofit organizations who will gladly dispense free birth control without passing the cost along to their customers. The president’s suggestion that faith-based organizations won’t have to pay for these things would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. I suppose that’s the mindset of someone who’s never had a real job.
Catholic (and other religious) hospitals, universities, and other institutions are nonprofits. Insurance companies are businesses that survive by making profits. We are not a socialist nation, at least not yet. Don’t be misled by labels. Pro-abortion and pro-choice are the same thing. “Women’s rights” groups support only certain rights for women. The president’s so-called “tweaking” of the birth-control-mandate means no change at all.
This entire controversy is nothing more than an attack on our First Amendment rights.