I don’t have a lot of time to write right now but Obama did what we all knew he would do. He’s seeking to rescind the conscience clause which respects the conscience of pharmacists, nurses and doctors not to be forced to act against their own conscience, especially regarding contraception and abortion.
Hey, remember all those “conservatives” like Kathleen Parker and Christopher Buckley who told us that Obama was so smart and worldly that he would almost certainly govern from the middle. When Obama said abortion was “above his pay grade,” they described it as a great theological moment of humility, not a cheap dodge.
But, of course, it was a cheap dodge. They were all wrong. It doesn’t look like the abortion issue is above Obama’s pay grade anymore.
The Anchoress has more on this.
Update:: The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
What part of that does Obama not understand? To not undersand this is to take a very narrow view of the place of religion in life. I think the liberal view of this is that as long as they don’t interfere with Sunday services they’re not infringing on the free exercise of religion. That is an extremely narrow view as the practice of religion is a 24/7 thing.
What the federal government is essentially saying is that you can’t be a Catholic and a pharmacist, nurse, or doctor full time. You must leave your religion at home, according to Obama.
I suspect things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.