But the Borgias is just redundant when you have these guys:
So much for compromise.
A total of 43 Catholic educational, charitable and other entities filed a dozen lawsuits in federal court around the nation Monday, charging that the Obama Administration’s rule requiring coverage of birth control in most health insurance plans violates their religious freedom.
Among the plaintiffs in the suits are the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic University of America, as well as the Archdioceses of New York, Washington, Dallas, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.***
The president’s Catholic allies were pleased, as were some of those who had been complaining. Even the president of Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins, called the announcement “a welcome step toward recognizing the freedom of religious institutions to abide by the principles that define their respective missions.”
But over time, discussions over how to make it work appear to have broken down.
Even taking the actual benefits out of the hands of the religious organization “does not solve our moral dilemma,” said Catholic University President John Garvey in a statement. Garvey noted that, “The only change the ‘accommodation’ offers is that the insurance company, rather than the University, would notify subscribers that the policy covers the mandated services.” But the students and employees would still have to pay for “objectionable” prescriptions and services.
The Obama Administration declined comment on the suits, citing a policy of silence with regard to ongoing litigation.
But Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, which is among the groups most strongly backing the requirement for contraceptive coverage, said, “It is unbelievable that in the year 2012 we have to fight for access to birth control.”
I must admit I prefer the T&A of the tv series over the pederasty of the real thing.