Thursday, February 9, 2012

Further Reading

If you'd like to know more regarding the fight against the immoral and unconstitutional mandate, try some of the following links.

Bishops Vow to Fight Coercive HHS MandateCardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, sharply criticized the decision by the Obama administration in which it "ordered almost every employer and insurer in the country to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing drugs, in their health plans....Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn't happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights."

171 Bishops Speak Out Against Mandate.  

My Bishop Speaks out Against Mandate.  (PDF)   We cannot—and we will not—comply with this unjust law. 

The St Louis Bishop.   Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God-given rights.

The KCMO Bishop. (PDF)  We cannot comply with this unjust law.


Six Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate. The mandate does not exempt Catholic charities, schools, universities, or hospitals. These institutions are vital to the mission of the Church, but HHS does not deem them "religious employers" worthy of conscience protection, because they do not "serve primarily persons who share the[ir] religious tenets."HHS denies these organizations religious freedom precisely because their purpose is to serve the common good of society—a purpose that government should encourage, not punish. 

Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail.  It isn't just the Catholics that are concerned about this.  "We want the law changed, or else we’re going to write our letters from the Nashville jail, just like Dr. King wrote his from the Birmingham jail," Dr. Land said.

This isn't about The PillTo repeat: The debate is about freedom of conscience. It ain't about The Pill.

The Time is Now.  Another non-Catholic site raising the alarm. But Catholic institutions aren’t the only ones affected by this mandate. Prison Fellowship, for example, which employs 180 people, could not morally purchase insurance for its employees that covers abortifacients. Nor could we afford the fines we would incur.

First, they came for the CatholicsThis weekend, Catholic bishops informed parishioners of the recent White House edict forcing religious hospitals, schools, charities and other health and social service providers to provide "free" abortifacient pills, sterilizations and contraception on demand in their insurance plans -- even if it violates their moral consciences and the teachings of their churches.

 EWTN sues US government over contraception mandate. “The government is forcing EWTN, first, to inform its employees about how to get contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs, a concept known as forced speech. To make the matter worse, the government then will force EWTN to use its donors’ funds to pay for these same morally objectionable procedures or to pay for the huge fines it will levy against us if we fail to provide health care insurance.”
 
 

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