Local Church leaders react to President Obama's Health Care Plan
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Local religious leaders react to President Obama's re-vamped policy on Birth Control.
Deacon Mike Chiapetta from Baton Rouge is still outraged this issue is even still on the table.
Mr. Obama announced today female employees at religious institutions will be able to receive free Birth Control directly from health insurance companies.
And not through their employers as first proposed.
But Catholics like Chiapetta say Birth Control no matter who pays for it contradicts their religious beliefs.
"Our Catholic social teachings is that we are opposed ethically and morally to Contraception use and also now, our social sciences as well as the biological sciences are affirming what we're saying, this is hazardous to women's health," said Chiapetta.