The Catholic church unsurprisingly continues to fight proposed rules by Health and Human Services to make free contraceptive services available to all persons as part of their insurance plans.
It’s not enough for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (but too much for humanistic persons) that only churches would enjoy an exemption. Other organizations such as hospitals, schools and clinics would have to allow such services as part of the program.
Get this quote from Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokeswoman for the bishops:
You are forcing a Catholic organization to pay for something that goes directly against their belief system. Their Christian faith is what drives such groups to serve needy people regardless of religion.
If I get what she’s saying, if it were not for religion, they wouldn’t give a damn about the needy. But since they’re religious, they get to dictate the terms of the lives of the persons with whom they interact, whether that be an employee or a recipient of services.
That’s Klassy, with a capital “K.”