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April 23, 2012


Catholic Bishops Take on Obama

From The Weekly Standard:

The HHS mandate requires employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception and sterilization services. It is, according to the bishops, an “unjust law.” They write: “It cannot be obeyed and therefore one does not seek relief from it, but rather its repeal.”

The statement is a rebuke of President Obama and the so-called accommodation his administration proposed in February. It also raises the stakes between the president and the leaders of America’s Catholic Church.

The bishops call on Catholics in America, “in solidarity with our fellow citizens,” not to obey the law. They implicitly compare the HHS regulation to a segregation-era statute, and even cite Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” In a not-so-subtle manner, the bishops tell the Obama administration that they are willing to go to prison rather than comply with the mandate’s provisions.


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It appears the Obama Administration might have underestimated the Catholics…

[1] Posted by B. Hunter on 4-23-2012 at 10:06 AM · [top]

Just an FYI:  Obama proposed an “acommodation” that was far less than a fig leaf that amounted to a mandate to do everything, substantively, that the original mandate did.  When the Bishops realized what a farce the accommodation was, they rejected it and Obama and Sebelius went ahead with the original requirement to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortafacients.

[2] Posted by Jeffersonian on 4-23-2012 at 10:33 AM · [top]

Constitution?  We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution!
Bill of rights?  We don’t need no stinkin’ Bill of Rights!

The Obamandate!

[3] Posted by dwstroudmd+ on 4-23-2012 at 10:36 AM · [top]

Stand firm, Bishops!

[4] Posted by Nellie on 4-23-2012 at 03:11 PM · [top]

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