Or did he?
Yesterday, Obama relaxed his HHS demands that religious institution must provide "preventative medicine" aka birth control and the morning after pill, to their employee's healthcare policy and pay for it.
In a statement release yesterday, Obama said:
"Whether you're a teacher or a small businesswoman or a nurse or a janitor, no woman's 's health should depend on who she is, or where she works, or how much money she makes, it's a core principle"First off, WHO's core principle?
"As a citizen and as a Christian I cherish this right," Obama said. "I saw that local churches did more good for a community than a government program ever could."
"Religious organizations won't have to pay for these services, and no religious institution will have to provide these services directly."
Second, take "no woman's 's health should depend on who she is, or where she works, or how much money she makes" and change it to "no woman's tax rate should depend on who she is, or where she works, or how much money she makes" Then we have something there.
Third, "as a Christian I cherish this right" If he truly cherished that right, why then did he fight this for so long? Why did he flip flop when Biden and Penneta urged him not to go there, and then once HHS Kathleen Sebelius got her claws in to him, he abandon the "Cherished right"?
Lastly, keyword in his last statement...."Directly". Based on the "compromise" woman who work for the catholic institutions can go directly to the insurance company and request these pills, for free. So who pays for it?
Answer: Those who have insurance policies in these institutions (and outside those institutions) as the insurance provider will hide the cost in their premiums. Thats how the cost of free stuff is accounted for.
Also, keep in mind, that you have to get a prescription to get these pills directly from the insurer. Who has to write these prescriptions? Doctors. Some who might work for the catholic institutions.
So as you can see, this is no compromise. It's a shell game.