Quantcast


Twitter icon


Facebook icon

About this site
About us
Our beliefs
Is this your first visit?
Contact us
External links

Recommended books

Visitors' essays
Our forum
New essays
Other features
Buy a CD of this site
Vital notes

World religions
BUDDHISM
CHRISTIANITY
Christian def'n
 Shared beliefs
 Handling change
 Bible topics
 Bible inerrancy
 Bible harmony
 Interpret the Bible
 Persons
 Beliefs & creeds
 Da Vinci code
 Revelation 666
 Denominations
HINDUISM
ISLAM
JUDAISM
WICCA / WITCHCRAFT
Other religions
Cults and NRMs
Comparing Religions

Non-theistic beliefs
Atheism
Agnosticism
Humanism
Other

About all religions
Main topics
Basic information
Gods & Goddesses
Handling change
Doubt & security
Quotes
Movies
Confusing terms
Glossary
End of the World?
True religion?
Seasonal events
Science vs. Religion
More information

Spiritual/ethics
Spirituality
Morality & ethics
Absolute truth

Peace/conflict
Attaining peace
Religious tolerance
Religious freedom
Religious hatred
Religious conflict
Religious violence

"Hot" topics
Very hot topics
Ten Commandments
Abortion access
Assisted suicide
Cloning
Death penalty
Environment

Same-sex marriage

Homosexuality
Human rights
Gays in the military
Nudism
Origins
Sex & gender
Sin
Spanking
Stem cells
Transexuality
Women-rights
Other topics

Laws and news
Religious laws
Religious news

Sponsored links

 

 

!!!!!!!! Search error!  If the URL ends something like .htm/  or .htm# delete the character(s) after .htm and hit return.

Health care, religious freedom/liberty, and religious employers

Menu

In a religious freedom/liberty conflict
between religious employers, their
employees, & students, who wins?

The federal Health & Human Services
(HHS) mandate; the Catholic Church's
"Fortnight of Freedom" campaign;
various lawsuits; & the U.S. Supreme
Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.

horizontal rule
Sponsored link.

horizontal rule

Who wins and who loses in a battle of conflicting religious freedoms and liberties?

There has been a continuing conflict over the use of contraception medication, devices, and procedures in the U.S. The conflict has been mainly between:

  • Religious employers such as religiously affiliated hospitals, educational institutions, and social service agencies, or religiously motivated owners of secular businesses like Hobby Lobby, and

  • Employees of these groups and students at these educational institutions,

over employees' health insurance plans. The sticking point is often whether the plans provide birth control devices and suppliles at no cost to those employees and students who want them. The Roman Catholic Church and some other faith groups teach that the use of contraceptives is intrinsically evil.

It is ironic that one of the main opponents of free birth control is the Roman Catholic Church which also is a main opponent of abortion access. If free contraceptives were provided to all American workers, then the rate of unwanted and unexpected pregnancies would drop to a fraction of its current value. Since on the order of a half of such pregnancies result in abortions, the abortion rate in the U.S. would drop to a fraction of its current value. The rate of abortions -- which the Church equates to murder of human persons -- would be greatly reduced to values found in many western European countries.

horizontal rule

Topics covered in this section:

horizontal rule

How you may have arrived here:

Home > Morality > Health care > here

Home > Religious freedom > Freedom to oppress > here

Home > Important essays > Religious freedom > Freedom to oppress > here

Home > Religious information > Religious freedom > Freedom to oppress > here

Home > Human rights > Religious freedom > Freedom to oppress > here

 Home > Sex > Catholic church > here

 Home > "Hot" topics > Sex > Catholic church > here

or Home > Christianity > Christian groups > Sorting groups > Denominations > Catholics > Sex & Catholic church >here

 Home > Christianity > Christian history, belief... > Beliefs > Sex > Catholic church > here

or Home > Religious Information > Basic data > Sex > Catholic church > here

Copyright © 2012 & 2014 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance 
Originally written: 2012-JUN-24
Latest update: 2014-JUL-16
Author: B.A. Robinson

line.gif (538 bytes)
Sponsored link

Go to the previous page, or return to the "Health care" menu, or the "Religious liberty to oppress others" menu, or "Human sexuality teachings of the Catholic Church" menu, or choose:

Google
Web ReligiousTolerance.org

Go to home page  We would really appreciate your help

E-mail us about errors, etc.  Purchase a CD of this web site

FreeFind search, lists of new essays...  Having problems printing our essays?

Twitter link

Facebook icon

Google Page Translator:

This page translator works on Firefox,
Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers only

After translating, click on the "show
original" button at the top of this
page to restore page to English.

 
Sponsored links