Contraception is cheaper than welfare and foster care
This is in response to Barry Bruss's Feb. 23 comment, "Contraception mandate violates First Amendment."
It doesn’t. You first need to understand the issue. Every church faith can still preach their religious beliefs. I say the "church." As for any organizations (businesses) that they may also operate, for example insurance or hospitals, clinics, etc., they must provide these services, as all other like organizations follow the rules and regulations. They should not be left out because they use a religious name in their organization.
The Catholic Church, by its own standards, should be in strong favor of this. Catholics preach of how we should be helping the needy and those who cannot help themselves. This is what we are doing in this approach. We are helping these weak women and men who don’t have strength to make good choices regarding sex and family. Many of these are people who couldn’t safely raise a child.
You don’t need to approve of their actions, but we at least can protect a potential child's life. The cost to society to pay for contraception is cheap compared to the cost of 18-plus years for a child on welfare or in foster care. Is this fair to the child’s future? The first years of the child’s life he or she will be hungry, sick, neglected. Once children services catches up with mom and removes the child from the home, life is foster care. This is a religious violation!