Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Contraceptive-Abortifacient Mandate. FAQs

The Gospel Coalition has some very helpful information in the form of FAQs on the Obamacare's controversial contraceptive-abortifacient mandate which went into effect August 1.

Among the many FAQs they cover, this one is perhaps the most important one:
I don't oppose contraceptives, so why should I care about this issue? 
There are two reasons that all Christians, regardless of their view on contraceptives, should be concerned about this mandate. 
The first is because it forces Christians to pay for abortion-inducing drugs. The policy currently requires coverage of Ulipristal ("Ella"), which is chemically similar to the abortion drug RU-486 (mifepristone) and has the same effect (to prevent embryos from being implanted or, if already implanted, to die from lack of nutrition). Additionally, RU-486 is also being tested for possible use as an "emergency contraceptive." If the FDA approves it for that purpose, it will automatically be included under the mandate. 
The second is that it restricts religious liberty by forcing religious institutions to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients even if the employer has a religious or moral objection to such practices.
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