The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
I clearly see I am wasting my time. Your wish to make a square peg fit a round hole, constitution be damned. "separation of church and state" only applies to the church, not the state to you....
If I offer my employees a healthcare plan, and by your logic, considered it pay how do you think they would react to say a "raise", instead of money, I upped thier healthcare to include dog grooming. hey, it's "pay" right?
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I don't agree with the idea that healthcare should cover birth control. It is not a medical problem IMO. People should pay for their own. However, if we are requiring everyone to carry this option then religious orgs should not be exempt. No one should have special rights or exceptions.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
If we are to consider BC a preventative measure, that can easily prevent pregnancy and thus stop a medical issue from happening it is akin to high blood pressure medications, insulin, etc...in that it is medically proven to prevent a possible health risk. There are also many other medically beneficial results for some women and health.
I do agree 100%, that by trying to avoid the law (though actually they are still exempt everywhere but in PUBLIC hospitals)...the church is asking to be treated in such a way that they create unfairness. They are not some special entity that gets to be above the law.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.