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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:39 PM
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Diocese offers birth control insurance, but warns employees not to use it...
A state law is forcing the Madison Catholic Diocese this month to begin offering its employees insurance coverage for birth control.

However, a diocesan spokesman said employees will be warned against using the benefit and that open defiance of Catholic teaching on the issue could ultimately lead to termination.

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The law allowed employers to honor their current insurance contracts until they expire, which is why the diocese had until Aug. 1 to make a decision. Officials decided a self-insured plan wasn't financially feasible, said Brent King, a diocesan spokesman.

The diocese's commercial insurance policy now will offer birth-control coverage, but employees will be expected to employ their consciences in not using it, King said. "If someone were to misuse that freedom in this regard, it could be grounds for termination," he said.

http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_15743402?source=rss&n...
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:42 PM
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1. Hello, wrongful termination lawsuit
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:42 PM
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2. How can it be legal to threaten termination for using
a component of your coverage that is required by law? Isn't this simply an attempt to get around the intent of the law?

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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:46 PM
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5. It's not legal.
not even a little bit.
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Angleae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:46 PM
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11. Depends on the conditions of employment and CA state law.
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:47 PM by Angleae
If the conditions, generally signed for on an application, state that they will follow the tenets of the church, there are grounds for dismissal, provided that CA state law does not say anything about it.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:43 PM
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3. The official Catholic Church has boarded the bus to Irrelevancy.....
..... and they're flooring it !!!!


nt



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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:44 PM
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4. Hysterical. Ya gotta love the Roman Catholic Church. :-)
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:45 PM
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9. I was a young catholic teen when the pill became available
The Vatican said 'don't use' and the American Church gave the vatican a chorus of 'fuck you.'
Catholic women en mass were thrilled that the prospect of pregnancy that overshadowed every sex act was finally gone.
So in the spirit of their ancestors I hope these catholics give their ancestors a mighty 'fuck you' also.
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Duke Newcombe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:09 PM
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6. Crazy question: how the hell would they even know?
Due to HIPAA and patient confidentiality, how would they ever find out?
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:20 PM
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7. The omnipotent skygod would whisper the offenders names into the pope's ear.
They can't ferret out the child abusers, but they can nail the birth control users.
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Angleae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:45 PM
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10. They're probably self insured.
Which means they probably get the bills from the pharmacist specifing who, what, when, and how much.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:27 PM
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8. "He acknowledged that the diocese has no way to police the issue "
Most catholics I know have at most 1 or 2 kids. I assume birth control is widely used by catholics.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 05:44 PM
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13.  Of course it is,and has been since the 60's. The ones that
had to go off the pill(me because of headaches) had our tubes tied.

This was 40 years ago.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:46 PM
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12. I'd sue their silly ass from here to Sunday morning. n/t
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