Cecile Richards must be really, really sure there is no such thing as hell. Because if hell sues exist, I can think of no surer way to get there than to force people to violate their religious beliefs in a fundamental way just in the name of saving people a few bucks.
In her latest interview, Richards revealed her proudest moment on the job – forcing Christians to pay for contraception, including methods that many say can cause early abortions.
She told the Texas Observer:
TO: And your proudest moment at Planned Parenthood?
CR: Definitely the day President Obama called to say he was about to announce that birth control would be covered for all women under their insurance plans, because it had been a hard-fought battle, long before I came to Planned Parenthood. We were fighting to make sure that insurance companies covered it and pharmacies would fill prescriptions. The fact that now, I believe, for your generation, all women will be able to get it without a fight, and they’ll be able to get the best birth control, is an enormously important moment. It was a win for the movement.
Richards is talking about the HHS Mandate requ, which Christian organizations and businesses have had to challenge all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. As Richards noted, abortion activists used their influence to force religious employers – including nuns – to pay for abortion-causing drugs in employee health plans through HHS.
I don’t know. There are a lot of things I wish were cheaper. On the whole, I don’t think I would be able to sleep at night knowing that I was causing people to violate their religious beliefs just so I could save a few bucks. Even if I didn’t agree with their religious convictions at all, I would say, “Hey man, you know what, I’ll just pay the $15 copay.”
The fact that there are people who not only would disagree with that sentiment, but would furthermore support making the government force people to violate religious beliefs so I could save a few bucks… well, it’s a sign of how sick and entitled our society is.
We’re in a war right now. A war with people who want to fundamentally re-order society, and to make all of us complicit in widespread infanticide. But we’ve apparently decided to surrender fighting it in favor of an orange faced clown who’s promised to build a wall that will never, ever happen.