An anonymous source says on Friday President Obama “will announce a plan to accommodate religious employers,” regarding his unpopular HHS mandate on birth control. Obama is responding to the mandate that faith-based organizations must offer sterilization, contraception, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. Political and religious leaders including 171 Roman Catholic bishops say this violates the religious liberties of hospitals, schools, and charities who oppose such “healthcare” on ethical grounds.
Obama, a Harvard Law school graduate, finally found the First Amendment to the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Either that, or Obama has found polls showing the unpopularity of his decision to preach the gospel of Planned Parenthood to the Catholic Church. Far from dividing the women’s vote from the Republican base, Obama has united freedom-loving Republicans and Democrats.
From an AP source:
“The issue also pushed social issues to the forefront in an election year that had been dominated by the economy. Abortion, contraception and any of the requirements of Obama's health care overhaul law have the potential to galvanize the Republicans' conservative base, critical to voter turnout in the presidential and congressional races.”
This time, no doubt legislators will actually examine his plan before agreeing to it. Except for maybe Nancy vote-first-read-later Pelosi: