I am not Catholic, but I support religious freedom. Requiring Catholics to provide free contraception is forcing a religious institution to ignore their faith and obey the government.
Obama spins it nicely, saying, “Catholics won’t have to pay for contraception because their insurance companies will provide it free of charge.” Who really believes anything in life is “free”? Premiums will go up for everyone; so directly or indirectly, Obama is forcing Catholics to pay up.
I am also one of the “99-percent sexually experienced women in this country who have used birth control,” as Hilary eloquently stated; but if I work in a Catholic institution, I would never make them provide it.
I also believe in using electricity. Should we force Amish into electric cooperatives because their neighbors want it?
Hilary argues everyone should have the right to choose, but why does that require someone else pay for it? We’re talking about contraception — the most easily accessible and cheapest medication out there. If a woman can’t afford it, she can go to Planned Parenthood and get it cheap.
The Catholic Church is one of the most charitable organizations in the world, and they are being slapped across the face. The government can’t have it both ways. You want the church out of the government? Keep the government out of the church!
The president isn’t standing strong for women; he’s kicking down the church door and Hilary applauds him.
— Caryn Huizen, Grand Haven Township