Poll: 57% Of Americans Think Individuals, Business Should Be Able To Opt Out Of Contraceptive Mandate
Question 74 of a recent New York Times/CBS News poll asked: “What about for religiously affiliated employers, such as a hospital or university? Do you think their health insurance plans for all employees should have to cover the full cost of birth control for their female employees, or should they be allowed to opt out of covering that based on religious or moral objections?”
A big majority of respondents were in support of an opt-out, and a slimmer majority maintained that all employers should be able to opt out:
(CNSNews.com) – A significant majority – 57 percent — of Americans believe religiously-affiliated employers such as universities or hospitals should be able to opt out of the Obama administration’s mandate to cover the cost of contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization for female employees, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday.
Fifty-one percent believe all employers should be able to opt out.
The survey merely mentioned “birth control,” and not the fact that the mandate coverage would also cover abortion pills and sterilizations. I would assume that a more thorough description of the coverage would have resulted in it being even more unpopular.
Regardless, it seems the left’s “war on women” mantra isn’t moving the public that much.Tags: contraception, polls, war on women