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New York Tried to Trick Churches Into Providing Abortion Coverage to Employees

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Published on: May 21, 2016

Most people would agree that a client receiving services should be fully aware of what it is they are paying for and that they should have that plainly listed. Especially when it comes to the issue of healthcare. Now that the federal government demands healthcare, one has to be careful to ascertain what is covered under these policies.

Christian News reports:

Several religious entities have filed suit against the New York Department of Financial Services and seven insurance companies in the state over requirements that employee health care plans include abortion coverage.

First Bible Baptist Church in Rochester, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg, the Albany Episcopal Diocese, Catholic Charities of the Brooklyn Diocese, and St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church Society of Amherst have all joined the suit to challenge the state mandate.

Now, it is not surprising that there is a mandate to force this down everyone’s throat. This is, after all, the “Daddy-state.” We do not know well enough what we need, so they dictate it to us. But, here we have an example of the state seeking to hide these things from these church organizations.

Christian News continues:

The religious organizations assert that the Department of Financial Services had provided insurance companies with model language for coverage of both therapeutic and non-therapeutic abortions. They state that the inclusion of the coverage had not been disclosed to employers, but was rather “encrypted in health insurance contracts under the rubric of ‘medically necessary’ surgery.”

This means that these churches are currently, against their will, providing for procedures that they believe to be sinful. It is a clear violation of their beliefs and a disregard for their liberty. Much like an adult would trick a child to overcome irrational fear, and the state has chosen to ignore the beliefs of the church.

Though the Church has openly opposed abortion as murder and sin, New York State has decided to set aside these concerns and force them to participate. But, thank God this was revealed, and they will not stand for such trickery.

Pray that they are granted success in their fight for righteousness and liberty.

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