The left would love for you to think that the original US Constitution has a much-forgotten line that mandates “free birth control for all.” But the truth of the matter is, it’s simply not there. Rather, ever since the Obama administration introduced their contraception mandate, it is the constitutional rights of many religious business owners that have been violated.
Of course, to rabid feminists, the contraception mandate assured that evil misogynist Christians would no longer be able to force women to give birth and keep them chained and barefoot in kitchens across America.
In reality, however, the mandate would force many employers to violate their religious conscience. In the case of the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor, for example, providing birth control would contradict the nuns’ duty to uphold the teachings of their church. Meanwhile, Hobby Lobby, whose owners did not oppose birth control but did oppose abortion, would be forced to provide forms of birth control that actually caused abortion.
Fortunately, Hobby Lobby was able to sue in 2014 and won a narrow exemption from the contraception mandate for closely-held corporations with sincerely held religious objections to the mandate.
Last week, the Trump administration changed this.
They announced that the exemption would now be available to “any non-profit group, non-publicly traded company, or higher education institution with religious or moral objections.”
The liberal media, of course, is losing their ever-loving minds over this simple change to the contraception mandate, as the Political Cowboy describes:
“Based on the wailing and gnashing of teeth we’ve seen, it would be easy to believe the President stripped women of all rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The cruelty of the administration’s actions, we’re led to believe, is surpassed only by its rank misogyny,” writes Roy Jeffords.
However, he explains, far from ripping these precious pills of equality from the hands of third-wave feminists determined to “have it all,” Jeffords explains that very few women will
“It’s estimated,” he explains, “that about 120,000 women – 1/100thof 1% of all American women – might be affected.”
The big hoopla over forcing employers to provide contraception–which is not medication–to their employees despite ideological or religious conflicts had less to do with equality and choice and more to do with Obama’s relentless campaign to undermine Christianity.
“By forcing employers to pay for contraception – including abortion – President Obama showed his disdain not only for the religious liberties guaranteed by the Constitution but for those who hold sincere religious beliefs contrary to the leftist agenda,” Jeffords explains
“On the campaign trail, candidate Trump acknowledged the difficulties Christian business owners faced under the Obama regime and pledged that, if elected, he would provide relief. Yesterday, President Trump made good on that promise,” he concludes.
Trump made a lot of promises on the campaign trail, and we are still waiting to see many of them come to fruition. However, it is nice to see that he has remembered one small promise he made, because fulfilling this promise is a big victory for religious liberty!