Compromise: Do it our way or burn in hell
Since last month's announcement by the White House that the Affordable Care Act will require employee health insurance to cover contraception without co-pays, we've watched as the outrage of celibate men and the Republican Party melded into a perfect storm of religious fervor and political pandering.
But finally, a way out of the apparently controversial concept of providing American women with basic health care has been found. From the general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a compromise has been offered:
"There has been a lot of talk in the last couple days about compromise, but it sounds to us like a way to turn down the heat, to placate people without doing anything in particular," Picarello said. "We're not going to do anything until this is fixed."
That means removing the provision from the health care law altogether, he said, not simply changing it for Catholic employers and their insurers. He cited the problem that would create for "good Catholic business people who can't in good conscience cooperate with this."
Problem solved! Restrict access to a basic health service for all women.
Of course this never would have been an issue if prepubescent boys could get pregnant.
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