In new weeks I’ve regularly heard Catholic bloggers and commentators protest that a new medical legislation infringes on their monk liberty, given it will need them to compensate for coverage that will concede their employees to get contraception and other things that are opposite Catholic teaching.
Something didn’t lay utterly right with me. Today we satisfied what is wrong with this arrange of explain – and as so mostly happens, a tip to spotting a problem was simply to insert some other monk organisation into a equation.
Should Christian Scientist employers have to compensate for employees’ medical during all? Should Jehovah’s Witness employers have to yield word that covers blood transfusion?
The problem with a evidence that some Catholics and even Evangelicals have done opposite a Affordable Care Act is that it is perplexing to make monk leisure per medical a matter for a employer to confirm rather than a individual.
If a Catholic worker chooses not to use medical supplies that are accessible to them underneath law though that they remonstrate with on monk grounds, and is giveaway to do so, that is monk leisure being protected.
To concede a Catholic (or Evangelical, or Christian Scientist, or Jehovah’s Witness, or Atheist) employer to exclude to give we coverage that we are entitled to by law since of their beliefs about sacrament is giving employers a right to transgress on your religious freedom.
One of a blogs we related to during a commencement of this post compares a HHS charge to requiring a vegetarian to buy a hamburger. But that gets it precisely backwards. The closer analogy would be to contend that a charge indeed prevents employers from debying we a right to buy a hamburger formed on their possess vegetarianism.
It seemed to me during one indicate that this matter was a formidable issue. But now it seems to me utterly clear-cut. Have we missed something important? Or am we finally saying a emanate clearly?
See also a recent article on either White House employees would have entrance to coffee and other beverages taboo by a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints if Romney were to win a election.
- Religious Freedom and Healthcare
- Employers’ Freedom vs. Employees’ Freedom
- Little Sisters Fight for Religious Freedom
- Get real: covering contraception doesn’t violate employers’ monk freedom
- Skirmish won in quarrel for monk freedom