The federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, penalizes employers who don’t pay for employees’ healthcare, and it’s implementing regulations demand the healthcare also include “preventive care” services for abortions, sterilizations, and birth-control products and services.
But faith-based groups object. If just certifying their objection would legally obligate a third party to fund abortions, these groups said it would still violate their conscience because the obvious consequences include dead unborn children. They regard it as the moral equivalent of, rather than shooting someone with a gun, Obamacare offers them the “accommodation” of making them load a gun and hand it to another person with the sole objective of that person shooting someone with the gun. The result is the same, and they want no part of it.