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President Obama got his so called compromise on birth control of -- this huge blunder behind and he was dead wrong Catholic -- blasted the president from the pulpit on Sunday in the US council Catholic bishops said the issue is far from over.
Conservatives are also keeping the heat on the president joining me now Tony Perkins is the president of the family research council.
Welcome back to the show Tony I want to start by just talking about exactly what the president did do.
Because it's one of those changes that vacuum really look at it it's smaller than it sounded when we first heard about it.
Now the Catholic Church -- their insurance programs will have to offer contraception.
Devices pills free.
But it's just for the Catholic Church won't pay for it is that a difference that is worth making a big fuss over.
-- it's kind of like the government's way of a bit of delivering services they don't pay for -- that add up to fifteen trillion dollars in debt.
That this is what I call the do they see no evil hear no evil speak no evil plan.
Because essentially it will not appear on the list of services that's it better include -- benefits included in the policy to the employees.
And the their religious organization won't hear about how it's funded.
Just somehow it'll be provided free of the insurance company which is really if you think about it if if you analyze this.
Really makes no sense -- Company has -- -- -- you all know that it's not gonna be free.
It's not going to be free world also in neighboring right people don't get free lunches out there yet pay for the services that you can.
Blue cross blue shield estimates that this particular service calls permitted there than -- -- contraception but it's not just contraception -- -- also board affiliations.
So and that's one issue it's it's costing it they had estimated its estimated cost about two point eight billion dollars now.
If this were in in the president if you listen to his speech on Friday said well.
This makes sense because if you put it out there and actually call it it saves the insurance companies money in the hands.
-- if that's the case why haven't -- been doing this for years nobody's prohibited them from giving away free contraception.
The fact is you're right -- somebody's gonna pay for it.
It's gonna be the religious organization in their administrative costs are gonna go up -- it's gonna be call shifted to another client.
Hint -- -- -- -- -- -- well and of course Catholic Church is still.
You know speaking out against this.
And -- today's listen to what bishop Thomas.
He's -- from Providence, Rhode Island he said by what authority.
Does the president of the United States seek to impose this immoral policy.
This is seeing United States not North Korea strong words there do you think they go too far.
-- I read that this morning in in fact it was interesting the initially you solve the response from the Catholic bishops thing.
I will look at this plan.
Because the president build up as if it were some grand compromise and then once they got into the details in the rules that he have put out on Friday afternoon they realize there was nothing there was another -- belief that he put out there.
This is not about contraception.
This is about religious freedom in the government mandating an organization and in by the way.
The the only thing covered additionally under this.
Quote -- quote compromise.
Our religious institutions such as schools and hospitals and even then it depends on whether or not they're granted a waiver so here you have to have a you know hall pass from the from the government to walk out your faith as an institution.
That's the way doesn't work Walsh that's not the way it should work to be a little -- shouldn't have to wait for the government to say okay you can have your first amendment rights it were OK with that that makes no sense.
But but Jerry is worse and that if you think about the First Amendment.
Was to was given there was a recognition of the rights that we as Americans have not as religious organizations.
So what about the Catholic business owner or.
The other business on -- that this really has a problem or moral problem.
With -- paying for -- service that we're not talking about.
Denying anybody in the act right or access to -- this matter who's gonna pay for can the government -- -- -- to pay for something that you're morally opposed to the president says yes and this is a pattern that we've seen over and over in this administration.
Well in and my objection to it is having everybody pay for an like that's the default option.
With this administration just -- just that taxpayers pick up the tab that's fine.
I would take your what Paul Ryan congressman -- had to say about this -- -- -- some interest income months.
It's not a compromise the president is double down.
What I see here -- this whole episode George it's a real teachable moment for America in two ways number one.
They're treating our constitutional first amendment rights as revoke -- privileges from our government.
-- -- in dealing able writes from our creator and number two.
If this is what the president's willing to do in a tough of watching year.
Imagine what he will do in implementing the rest of its health care law after election.
Well I mean any and Paul -- makes a good point here about the entirety of Obama care.
Is it is the entire -- and overreach or just this part of it.
On the whole thing is overreach and I'll be very candid we've argued against it from the very beginning we thought it was bad policy to start with that still bad policy -- -- is manifesting itself.
Is Nancy Pelosi said we got to pass it suing -- -- -- well we're saying what's in it.
It stripping away our first amendment rights as Americans.
And it's horrible it's bad medicine.
And it's it's gonna make the entire -- population sick.
Based upon what we -- going to lose.
At the hands of big intrusive government this is bad stuff Jerry.
Tony Perkins thanks for coming in tonight we appreciate your help thank you.