Rarely will you see anything written concerning politics here at Veritas et Theologium; however, when government intervenes upon religious rights and the First Amendment – it is another matter.
In January of 2012, Barack Obama's Department of Health and Human Services announcement requirement of all employers to offer insurance coverage of sterilization, abortifacients and contraceptives without deductible or co-pays in their employee plans by August 1st, 2012.
Churches are exempt; however, Catholic-funded hospitals, schools or other charity organizations are not exempt.
Archbishop, soon Cardinal Timothy Dolan, New York, leader of the US Council of Catholic Bishops stated:
The government should not force Americans to act as if pregnancy is a disease to be prevented at all costs. Historically, this represents a challenge and a compromise of our religious liberty.