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Catholic Bishops Reject Obama Shell Game

February 13, 2012
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

Following a somewhat vague initial response to President Obama’s “accommodation” to Catholic and other religious leaders’ objections to the ObamaCare mandate requiring religiously-affiliated charities, hospitals, and organizations to provide free contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a much stronger statement regarding the “accommodation:”

…we note at the outset that the lack of clear protection for key stakeholders—for self-insured religious employers; for religious and secular for-profit employers; for secular non-profit employers; for religious insurers; and for individuals—is unacceptable and must be corrected. And in the case where the employee and insurer agree to add the objectionable coverage, that coverage is still provided as a part of the objecting employer’s plan, financed in the same way as the rest of the coverage offered by the objecting employer. This, too, raises serious moral concerns.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. February 14, 2012 1:02 am

    This is an issue that rationally should not have happen. They are on different planes and Obama legal/rational and logical mode of reasoning got trapped in an issue that appeals to emotion not reason.
    The Monsignor knew this and would have done a betters service to talk directly with Obama that on a rational basis of logical deduction regardless of the basis of the issue. While the Church should not interfere on the wishes of the women other than inform them of the sin they were committing, the Church itself by offering a sinful service was sinning. Not unlike drugs and prostitution, the peddlers is a guilty as the user. From there they could have reached an acceptable decision. However the Church cannot Impose this, it can only advise, God will determine. By the same token the constant argument of women freedom and its emotional content is not a good way to achieve results. So,neither the government nor the Church can impose their beliefs on any one. We often hear how the first European immigrant came for freedom of religion, true, but no one mention that they were escaping persecution by religious dominated governments. So Tea Party at all thread lightly here,our Constitution does not allow religious interference in our freedom of choice by Churches any more than government does. One suggestion, since the product is for the
    health and welfare of the nation, lets install dispensing machines for Condos and etc and lets needy women apply free Stamps for it. And Obama should not allow emotionalism to interfere in any field.

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