Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Other Stuff

 

Affordable Care Act Faces Hurdles

Obamacare’s star program known as the Affordable Care Act is facing hurdles in its way. The issue of free contraceptives for women is being objected to by certain religious corporate families.

Mar 25 2014, 5:04am CDT | by

1 Updates
Affordable Care Act Faces Hurdles

Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Affordable Care Act Faces Hurdles

Affordable Care Act Faces Hurdles
Getty Images

Obamacare has been the subject of debate recently. Several religious elements that control various corporations have refused to hand out free contraceptives to women. The reason is that they believe that the act violates their firm convictions regarding pregnancy and human life in the womb. The matter is to be settled in court. 

Hobby Lobby is a case in point. The business family that owns the large chain of stores consists of Evangelical Christians. They hold very fundamental and somewhat rigid views on how women ought to behave like in society. 

The free distribution of post-pregnancy prophylactic kits is something which they look down upon. Another company is owned by Mennonites. They too subscribe to rather firm religious principles. And thus we have a situation where Obama’s efforts seem to have come up against a solid wall. 

Obamacare did provide relief for churches and non-profit religious groups. Thus they were exempt from the free provision of any products they deem against their convictions. But for-profit organizations came within the rubric of the ACA. 

According to CSM, the court said, “Not all burdens on religion are unconstitutional. When followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice, the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity.”

The court case will settle once and for all the power of religion in contemporary American life. In the United States there is freedom of religion. And while this may mean freedom from religion for some radical liberals and atheists, it also means freedom to practice your religion. 

Nobody has a right to disturb someone who is peacefully praying or simply carrying out the tenets of his or her faith. But this freedom ends the moment someone tries to impose their version of events on another. The freedom is forfeited when one man’s nose enters the territory of another man’s nose. 

“When the government uses substantial pressure to coerce a family business to act contrary to its owners’ religious beliefs, it burdens the free exercise of religion regardless of the business’ corporate form,” David Cortman, a lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom, writes in his brief on behalf of the owners of Conestoga Wood.

So those defending Obamacare will have to tread a fine line before the law. Whether the decision is in favor of or against the religious conservative section of society will determine the future discourse on state, law and matters of personal faith in an otherwise secular society.   

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jennifer Lawrence is currently canoodling with Chris Martin
Jennifer Lawrence is currently canoodling with Chris Martin
Hunger Games starlet, Jennifer Lawrence is currently canoodling with Coldplay singer, Chris Martin. And Gwyneth is getting pretty riled up about it.
 
 
Taylor Swift has a Lot going for her
Taylor Swift has a Lot going for her
Taylor Swift is one cool country singer. And she has a lot going for her.
 
 
Rihanna and Drake truly madly deeply in Love with each other
Rihanna and Drake truly madly deeply in Love with each other
The popster, Rihanna and rap artist, Drake are reportedly truly, madly and deeply in love with each other. This comes two years after their infamous split.
 
 
Kim Kardashian reveals a Few Factoids from her Life
Kim Kardashian reveals a Few Factoids from her Life
The gorgeous chunk of feminine beauty, Kim Kardashian has revealed a few factoids from her semi-charmed life.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.