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Much gets better for this administration when it comes to Obama care.
As we reported the administration is issued hundreds of waivers to employers who don't want to participate partake in obamacare.
Now the administration quietly expanding the number of religious groups exempted from the so called contraception mandate.
Will that work well joining me now is -- -- She's senior fellow for legal studies of the family research council great to have you -- -- -- Our thanks revenue last week we have seen -- what did the president call of after the Catholic Church explosion at.
In what he had done with contraception and -- accommodation not a compromise.
-- is that what we're watching terrorism -- a continuation.
Trying to placate.
Religious groups and churches.
Maybe I mean the first time there was discussion of accommodation.
Absolutely nothing changed in the final rule was published unchanged.
And now there's another discussion about hearing what the public thinks about accommodation.
But that they restated the bottom line in the bottom line.
Is free birth control pills courtesy of your Catholic employers health plan so at the bottom -- not changing I'm not sure who's gonna be placated.
Yet we're still -- if we're not hearing as vociferously.
Voice the objections of the Catholic Church here in recent weeks.
Why is that.
Or am I mistaken in my sense that that's what does occur.
I might be mistaken -- -- I'm hearing a lot of objections.
I mean it when you look at.
The way the White House is its first youngest miss framing -- -- they keep talking about women need access to contraceptives but of course.
Access it relates to whether something is legal or not -- contraception legal the abortion drugs that are covered by this mandate are perfectly legal.
And people are free to access them so.
So this strange use of access -- really meaning who pays for it right you know and and that the Catholic church and religious employers in institutions have always been able.
To draw the line at paying for things that run against there.
Their religion their religious precepts.
And this is really I think really -- but overreach on the part of the in my Obama administration -- the power grab minute is it it is a diminishment of freedom.
You know there's free access to contraception.
And employees are -- -- work.
Where they want to work students are free to go to schools that are not Catholic but.
But to say that Catholic.
Schools like my alma mater Georgetown -- -- should be forced to provide abortion drugs and birth control pills is an absolute diminishment of freedom.
And that's what everybody's upset about I think that drumbeat is continuing I think they're more upset now than they -- two weeks ago.
-- as you say today that the Catholic Church itself has every reason.
Obviously take to take this.
Is an assault.
On their instant their their church.
You what do you think a resolution will ultimately be as you see it right now.
Well I don't think we'll know until after the election.
I don't think I mean right now the comment period is is three months.
And then they -- -- could drag it's heels and take its time and try to bury this issue until after the election.
But as -- say the bottom line remains the same and that's free abortion drugs and free birth control pills from your Catholic or Christian.
Employer coming through their health plan I -- that is.
An untenable position from many many many institutions -- across this country so as long that's the bottom line is long that's the goal.
And then there's no accommodation that's gonna work because these religious employers.
And have the religious freedom and the right not to half -- Violate their own teachings through their health plans what they provide to their employees so.
-- -- -- -- agriculture offered religion and just we're out of time I appreciate your being here generation family research council.