Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan lashed out at the Obama Administration for forcing religious organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience.

“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.”

The president bragged about the law to a St. Louis audience last year.

The new rules are so strict that most Catholic institutions will not qualify for an exemption.

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan on HHS Conscience Regulation from Rocco Palmo on Vimeo.

Da Mihi Animus reported:

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (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.” He made the statement in a web video posted at: http://bcove.me/ob5itz9v. . .

“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,” Cardinal-designate Dolan said.

On January 20, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Health and Human Services, announced that non-profit employers will have one year to comply with the new rule.

Cardinal-designate Dolan urged Catholics and the public at large to speak out in protest.

 

 

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  1. Speaking out in protest will accomplish absolutely nothing. Voting BHO out of office, will.

  2. People who say if Viagra is covered, then birth control should be covered, fail to consider that the former treats something that doesn’t work but is supposed to, while the latter takes something that works like it’s supposed to, and makes it not work. Then there’s the third position that says neither should be MANDATED for treatment, period.

  3. Disobey the law and force the federal government to be in a position where they are suing a religious establishment. Since it says that Congress shall make no law it will bring into question of whether the Executive branch can in essence legislate by statutory proxy. I do wonder how well this will be received in the mosque.

  4. I think Team Obama has pissed off just about everyone now…

  5. I know so many catholics who vote democrat. Its sickening. They go to church evry Sunday and then vote for the pro abortionists, pro gay marriage, anti eligious party. All you can do is shake your head.

  6. I don’t know of anyone that has religious objections to Viagra, but many do have for contraception and abortion. Currently there is a major tussle going in Washington State because pharmacists who object on religious/moral grounds to filling contraceptive prescriptions are being forced by the state to do it regardless.

  7. #5 January 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    MustComment commented:

    I think Team Obama has pissed off just about everyone now…

    He’s still got the environmental whackos and the permanent welfare class, but Barry may have to throw them under the bus to do a quick pandering job to another constituency he wants to suck up to for a moment.

  8. Will the Keynan muzzie ever tell Muslim schools to put ham sandwiches on the lunch menu?

  9. ++

    stop!!

    look!!

    listen!!

    or not, your choice..

    which brings to mind, freedom is not a privilege,
    it’s a choice, use it well while you still have one..

    bit more here, in connecting links & threads..

    ==

  10. ++

    A Covenant For A New America

    [more @ links/connecting links & in threads]

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  11. I wonder to what extent this will affect the [generally pro-Democratic] Catholic vote.

    Catholic bishops have been urging Catholics to vote Democratic practically since the Council of Trent; I wonder if they will actually change their tune.

  12. Can we now quit blaming Jooooz for single handedly electing this commie? Votes have consequences, plenty of dummies who call themselves followers of Christ.

  13. bend to obama’s will or suffer the consequences. obama will make people choose between their convictions or their livelihood. what better way to break the spirit. when other facilities are available to perform abortions but the push is to make all facilities offer the procedure..
    http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/18/obama-admin-weakens-protections-for-pro-life-medical-workers/

  14. ++

    Rachelle #9 January 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    no, well, not exactly.. /s/

    Accommodation as an Islamist Political Instrument

    [First, we heard about a large group of Somali Muslim airport cabbies in Minneapolis refusing to provide service to travelers carrying alcohol or using dogs. At first, the airport moved to accommodate, but then the Somalis lost the battle to impose coercive interpretations of sharia (Islamic law) upon airport travelers. We recently have also seen airports, schools and universities agreeing to install foot-washing stations for Muslim airport cabbies and students at a significant cost to taxpayers in the name of special accommodations for Muslims. In Lincoln Park, Michigan, a few Muslim women insisted that a co-ed health club to which they signed up provide them a women’s-only room for exercise. Fitness USA acquiesced under fears of litigation despite the fact that the Muslim women signed up for no such guarantee with their enrollment contract.

    In the past few weeks we’ve seen the Islamist political agenda in the U.S. carry itself further bringing the debate to Carver Elementary School in Oak Park, California. A substitute teacher brought forth a complaint to the district’s school board that a 15 minute break in classroom teaching was carved out for Muslim prayers. The influx of over 100 Somali Muslim students from another failed school brought with it swift efforts by Carver administration to accommodate to their needs. The issue has since carried far beyond San Diego and simple personal accommodation. The debate centers on the limits to which accommodation can impose changes and obligations upon others and on the entire system. Some argue that religious freedom is secondary to classroom instruction time and the strict separation of religion and state. Others have contrarily taken the opportunity and suggested, in all fairness, that public schools have a more global “daily prayer time policy”.]

    btw, that was just a sample..

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  15. #8 FurryGuy. You got that right. Talk about sucking up – least we forget the latest suck up job – toward Rev. Al Green (“Iiiii am so in love with you”…). He’ll always have his Motown buddies.

  16. Your friendly, neighborhood, pro-choice Liberal, here:

    I see no reason to use taxpayer money to pay for abortions, either.

    Under our Constitution, a grant of power to intervene in a decision carries with it the power to intervene either way. A grant of power to prevent an abortion also necessarily carries with it a grant of power to coerce an abortion. The Court, in Roe v. Wade, forced such a decision to be made on a case-by-case basis, by the mother and any advisors of her choice. In doing so, it foreclosed the possibility of a wholesale slaughter of the innocents by the government, as has occurred in China.

    Aside from the moral problem of forcing people to pay for an action that violates their conscience, the follow-up problem is worse: the promulgation of rules that would tend to coerce abortion, for example, by denying subsequent care to children where a diagnosis of an expensive birth defect has been made.

    Please remember the nasty things said about Sarah Palin’s decision to continue the pregnancy that led to the birth of Trig.

  17. I just had an argument with someone who was ranting about how there’s nothing wrong with contraception, and therefore this new rule is fine. I tried to say that I agree that contraception is fine, but that it’s wrong to force those morally opposed to it to have to provide it. No matter how many times I tried to get this dope to focus, he continued to rant on about the merits of contraception, completely missing the point.

    Well, I need to give the guy a break. He’s a liberal, so by definition he is incapable of rational thought.

  18. You can not be a Christian and pro abortion at the same time .
    The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” is very clear on this. All life is created by God and to force Church to enable abortion is sickening.

  19. What will it take for our brave bishops to do something other than talk? How about some civil disobedience and simply refuse to obey this unjust law? How about telling Catholics who run businesses that it that they should do likewise? Of course that might endanger your nice comfy positions, wouldn’t it. Gee whiz bishops, you might even have to go to jail for your faith. Imagine that.



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