With the new plan President Barack Obama has come up with, religious organizations, charities, and hospitals won't have to include contraceptive services as part of their health care plans. Insurance companies will have to reach out to women and offer free-birth control services free and without a co-payment.
But it still will require religious organizations to offer insurance and than to pay the premium. This means they are actually paying for the cost of such services. In the end, nothing changes and freedom of religion is still in jeopardy.
Well, now the battle continues with government versus religion. All I can say is that Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village