Insurance Not Being Forced on Anyone

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Insurance not being forced on anyone

I am confused why the Catholic Church is objecting to providing health care coverage for birth control. The law doesn't say beneficiaries must use that coverage, just that the coverage must be available for those that want to use it.

Since many non-Catholics work at Catholic hospitals and even Catholic schools, this coverage would be a benefit to them. (Aside from the fact that most Catholics obviously use some type of birth control since family sizes in Catholic families, just as in non-Catholic families are way down.)

There are many things covered by health insurance that are only used by a few people think of preventive services for women, mental health, maternity, PSAs, etc.

Providing coverage for birth control will reduce abortions and unwanted pregnancies. Isn't that compatible with the Catholic Church's stance?

Interesting that priests, who take a vow of chastity, are the ones objecting to this requirement.

Cathy O'Brien

Libertyville

Monorail is best high-speed option

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