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Letter to the Editor
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Before the U.S. Supreme Court hears the cases on private corporations, religious organizations and ObamaCare's contraception-coverage mandate for employers, I would like a different side to be examined.

First of all, when potential new employees go for interviews, will they have to be more concerned about their personal opinions on use of birth control than about their credentials for the positions they are pursuing? Are companies going to start hiring based solely on people's religious standing and not on their competency for jobs? The quality of the nation's work will take a downward spiral when employers hire based on beliefs instead of skill and ability.

Think of this as a very large buffet line. You have all those benefits; you and everyone else gets to use whatever benefit you need. That decision is made by you and your situation, not the employer, and not the clergy at church. You decide on your personal care!

Why is this responsibility being turned over to people who have no business being that involved in your personal life? Why then are the Catholic Church and private employers forcing their beliefs on us, when all we want is to provide for our families?

Peg Bittner

South Park

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