On Friday, August 22, 2014 the administration under President Barack Obama announced new provisions for the Affordable Care Act which are meant to accommodate religious not-for-profit organizations. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognizes that the administration still misses the point when it comes to objecting to these medical procedures. Paying for pills or devices which end a human life is morally obscene to many informed minds. Today’s accommodations once again create a moral responsibility shell game, accommodating “religious” objection couched in terms of “objection to contraception,” which is not the issue. The conscientious objection issue is that the Affordable Care Act still forces people who care about human life to pay for drugs or devices which kill a human life. Furthermore, today’s accommodations do not address the conscience rights of secular organizations who don’t want to be involved in killing other human beings. The objection to taking human life is not exclusively a “religious” objection. Many people who do not define themselves as “religious” still don’t want to be involved in taking human life. Today’s accommodations are insufficient and fail to address the core conscientious objections of many Americans. This conscientious objection won’t just “go away,” because most people do not think it is OK to kill other human beings, regardless of where they are located. For more information please visit our website, send us an email, or call 202-230-0997.