|From Dominicana blog
It is a mistake to presume that the motive of the Obama administration for the contraceptive mandate is merely about providing affordable contraception. It has nothing at all to do with that.
Contraception is dirt cheap and available everywhere. The government (i.e. you and I) already pays Planned Parenthood several hundred million dollars each year to dispense the stuff. Rubbers and little pills are available at innumerable agencies, clinics and pharmacies for chump change. I'm sure you can get 'em in Pez dispensers.
The contraceptive brouhaha is government agitprop. It is a stage-managed crisis-- a brilliant stage-managed crisis, I might add-- with four goals:
1) Rally political support for Obama from the demographics (e.g. single women) who were losing enthusiasm for the president.
2) Split pro-contraception Catholics from the Church
3) Divert attention from the unconstitutional encroachment on Catholics' right of conscience (free exercise of religion).
4) Drive the Catholic Church out of civic life. This is the primary goal. The Church has already been driven out of adoption services by requiring that they give children to gay couples. The contraception mandate will drive them out of healthcare and most activities in which the Church employs people.
Pure Alinski. Obamacare is a power grab by the left. It's not about health care. It's about crushing independence from government. Free enterprise and the Catholic Church have long been impediments to the left's acquisition of government power. The creed of the left is simple:
All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.