The news today is all about an “Accomodation” the White house is proposing in the whole Birth Control Mandate Dabacle. I hope and pray no one falls for this. Here’s how it’s being described:
One source familiar with the decision described the accommodation as “Hawaii-plus,” insisting that it’s better than the Hawaii plan – for both sides.
In Hawaii the employer is responsible for referring employees to places where they can obtain the contraception; Catholic leaders call that material cooperation with evil. But what the White House will likely announce later today is that the relationshio between the religious employer and the insurance company will not need to have any component involving contraception. The insurance company will reach out on its own to the women employees. This is better for both sides, the source says, since the religious organizations do not have to deal with medical care to which they object, and women employees will not have to be dependent upon an organization hostile to that care in order to obtain it.
This announcement would not go that far. Sources say it will involve health insurance companies helping to provide the coverage, since it’s actually cheaper for these companies to offer the coverage than to not do so, because of unwanted pregnancies and resulting complications.
Basically, the White House is offering a sleight of hand solution, allowing Catholic organizations to deliberately turn the other way when insurance companies offer the coverage, thus “sparing” them the burden of having to offer it themselves.
Let me make something clear. There are two ways to sin– by commission and by ommission. Commision is doing something sinful. Omission is failing to even try to prevent sin when you have the ability to stop it, or failing to do something you ought to be doing. It works like this: If you murder someone, you have sinned by commission. If you see someone being murdered, and take no action to stop it, you sin by omission. The second is equally as severe a sin as the first. Got it? [My own failings on some issues condemn me, I fear, as I have not been as zealous in my duties as I should have been.]
So, what the WH is offering here, is basically this: “Instead of forcing you to sin by commission, we’re offering the option of sinning by omission instead.”
This is a false choice. This is not a choice. The only acceptable answer to such a choice is “HELL NO!”
Do Not Be Duped By This Lie! This is not a choice, this is not an accomodation! (As though the Tyrant deigns to accomodate our First Amendment Rights!!!)
Ed Morrissey points out pretty much the same thing.
Moving on, this whole mess is having serious repercussions in our military as well. Read this whole thing– our chaplains are being censored, they are being held in suspicious of sedition. This is a bad, bad situation.
Janice Shaw Crouse offers insight on the coldly political reasons behind these terrible decisions.
The Anchoress naturally has got this covered. Quite Well.
Related: Komen was surprised that a service that claims that abortion is safe and healthy lied to them and stabbed them in the back like the murderous thugs they are. As Daddy told me, “A verbal agreeement isn’t worth the paper its printed on. . .” [H/T HotAir]
UPDATE: Rush gives his input (Now with more TSA!)