Most healthcare plans will be required to cover birth control without charging co-pays or deductibles starting Aug. 1, the Obama administration announced Friday.
The final regulation retains the approach federal health officials proposed last summer, despite the deluge of complaints from religious groups and congressional Republicans that has poured in since then. Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship are exempt from the requirement, but religious-affiliated hospitals and universities only get a one-year delay and must comply by Aug. 1, 2013....
"In the sweep of church history, Christianity Today's 1968 ‚ÄúA Protestant Affirmation on the Control of Human Reproduction‚ÄĚ stands as a remarkable document [revealing] innovations in Protestant thought [including these]:
"The Bible does not expressly prohibit either contraception or abortion;
"There may be times when a Christian may allow himself (or herself) to be sterilized for compelling reasons..."
Evangelicals had sought the middle between Catholics and the Mainline. But in the end evangelicals were more liberal than the Mainline with leaders urging abortion legalization and embracing sterilization and abortifacients.
"At the evangelical leadership level, Margaret Sanger‚Äôs victory was complete."
These evangelical leaders' innovations led us here: Free Birth Control For All.
Jodi wrote: Wwell well well not much to say other than this is no surprise. Considering they wanna put a limit on how many children families can have . Soon to come forced sterelization coming to a city near you.
Birth control has always been free to all but a few poor people. As long as you can afford clothing to cover your body. All you have to do is keep that clothing zipped and/or buttoned up and you won't have a baby. It's easy.