Republican CR Adds A “Conscience Clause”

by William Teach | September 29, 2013 8:38 am

The GOP passed a revised continuing resolution Saturday[1], which seeks to delay the “Affordable” Care Act individual mandate for a year, along with repealing the tax on medical devices (that last is popular with Democrats, too). As John Boehner pointed out, this is what the American People want (well, most want the “Affordable” CA immolated and replaced with a real solution). In that CR we also find

(CNN[2]) House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, told CNN.

A senior House leadership aide confirmed that development.

The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules.

It’s not just about women, but men, too, since men would be able to purchase contraception and undergo sterilization procedures. That last one is bigger than contraception, along with Obama’s requirement that the health insurance provide abortifacients. It’s sad that this even needs to be encoded in law, considering what the 1st Amendment states in regard to religion.

And, yeah, this has driven the Left to Moonbat Level 8

And now back to the Senate.

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  1. passed a revised continuing resolution Saturday:
  2. CNN:
  3. Lawyers, Guns, and Money:
  4. The Moderate Voice:
  5. Talking Points Memo:
  6. Outside The Beltline:
  7. And Yes, the GOP Even Managed to Work Denial of Birth Control Into Their Clownish Budget Bill:
  8. Pirate’s Cove:
  9. @WilliamTeach:

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