Friday, February 10, 2012

"Obama caves"? Not quite

"WH Caves," Matt Drudge reported this morning. The linked ABC article, however, entitled "Obama to Announce Contraception Rule ‘Accommodation’ for Religious Organizations" (ABC, February 10, 2012), also suggested that the Administration is not backing down from its ultimate goal of all women employees having their "birth control" (doubtless inclusive of abortion as "back-up contraception") fully covered by health insurance. ABC reports:
The move, based on state models, will almost certainly not satisfy bishops and other religious leaders since it will preserve the goal of women employees having their birth control fully covered by health insurance.

Sources say it will be respectful of religious beliefs but will not back off from that goal, which many religious leaders oppose since birth control is in violation of their religious beliefs.
[Hat tip to Fr. Z for image]