dave esmond wrote:Or letting Catholic affiliated hospitals make up special rules that no other hospitals can use.
Not making the Church offer insurance that covers things that violate their beliefs for CHURCH employees is the special accommodation. And I'm fine with that.
So you essentially are behind the original mandate, Catholic hospitals must provide abortion-inducing drugs, period.
I think I've been pretty clear. Yes that's what i BELIEVE. Is my belief somehow less worthy of sensitivity?
Hospitals should all have the same rules. They're not churches and deciding what's best for someone should be between a patient and their doctor. All options should be on the table. Neither my Dr nor I are Catholic. Why should either of us care at all what Catholics think?
Open a hospital that's 100% funded by the church and I might be more sensitive.
This mandate caused a backlash from Catholics, not just the church, across the political spectrum. Presumably, your answer to them is, "tough luck, obey the new law."
Yep. Welcome to the real messy world where no one is gonna get everything they believe in.
Maybe it's insensitive to Catholics. But it's sensitive to the beliefs of the majority of the public who doesn't think it's a sin. The public arena is way messier then the Church arena and ALL sides need to be in the mix.
I don't believe church based schools ought to get money from taxpayers in the form of school vouchers. But until that law changes it's "tough luck, obey the new law" for me. That's how society works. None of us gets 100% of what we'd like. It's impossible to be sensitive to everyone's beliefs at the same time. Someone is always gonna loss.
I get the problem Catholics have with this ruling. I'm sensitive to it. That still doesn't mean I think they should get everything they want when they deal with a larger society who doesn't agree with every last one of their wishes. The real world is a give and take place. You don't seem to believe the church should ever have to be on the giving end. If they want something I should be sensitive and let them have it. So when does the rest of society get to have their wishes followed? When does the church have to be sensitive to my wishes? Ever?
No church needs to run a hospital. If they decide to run one they have to follow the same rules as every other hospital because that's what's best for society as a whole.
We give them plenty of room to run their church in the manner they wish. Largely in a way I totally disagree with. But that's the system. Society at large get's no say in how they run their church. In exchange they don't get to decide what the rules are outside the church.
It's messy no doubt.