Do you find it hypocritical for the Catholic Church to deny health coverage for contraceptives?
The Catholic Church holds firm on their religious stance for prohibiting contraceptives. However, the Catholic medical facilities continue to provide reproductive services and employee physicians that prescribe birth control for their patients. I see this choice as wanting it both ways and standing on the fence. What do you think?
i find almost everything about the catholic church hypocritical (the vatican) .
First, we must get the facts straight.
When it is said that "Catholic medical facilities continue to provide reproductive services and employ physicians that prescribe birth control for their patients," I assume that the facilities being talked about are Catholic hospitals and the clinics within those medical centers.
Well, the Catholic church is not the one authorizing such practices.
Due to the fact that Catholic hospitals and other Catholic health-care providers cannot operate unless they do business in accordance with local, state and federal regulations -- which all contain law-enforced sections that require each and every medical facility to provide "reproductive care" and birth-control measures to its patients -- Catholic hospitals, for instance, have no other choice but to provide such services.
And if those facilities did not provide "reproductive care" and birth-control measures, they would be in violation of the law and prohibited from providing health-care services.
In summation, the foregoing factors are the primary reasons why the Catholic church and other religious factions are presently battling against the Obama administration and the remainder of the federal government.
They are strictly opposed to being mandated by government to perform those services that violate their religious beliefs.
And the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the making of any law that would impede the free exercise of religion.
The Catholic hospital I have been to for medical services is a huge, non-profit organization, which with the Vatican's blessings, calls itself a church for tax purposes and is not required to file a Form 990. It pays no federal taxes on its profits or capital gains, nor does it pay state or local taxes on its property holdings. It seems to me they have everything all sewn up nice and tidy. It would seem they are calling all the shots, which I presume includes what services they provide.
Anyone or any organization that deny's contriceptives to any responcible adult is a complete idiot, a member of a religious organization or both...
I don't see where contraceptives are part of health insurance. I don't know what is meant by reproductive services. Do these Catholic Medical Facilities do abortions?
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