Not a brain teaser in the traditional sense, but a question I’d like an answer for….
Is there any reason why we can’t use the military model of conscientious objection as a compromise solution for the contraception mandate part of the Affordable Care Act? Wouldn’t it make sense to allow organizations to apply, show that their objections stem from a deeply held religious belief that has influenced their business/organization in many ways, and offer up a different public service in lieu of the coverage they found objectionable? Say, a donation to a child health program in the state?
I try not to get political here, but I don’t see why we’re having a national fight over Faith vs Public Good when we’ve actually already had this discussion and come up with a solution that seemed to work relatively well?
Someone get me Mitt Romney’s email address…he’s more than qualified and I hear he’s not busy right now.
Please raise objections, I’m honestly curious why this wouldn’t work.