Kathleen Sebelius at HHS has confirmed the Obama administration position that ALL employers must provide contraception options as part of their employee health care plans. This edict confirms that even religious organizations must supply pre and post conception intervention options to their employees. There is a one year waiver to allow time for compliance.(!)
Life News is reporting that “at least three Catholic bishops have said they will not comply with the mandate the Obama administration put in place recently in Obamacare that will force religious employers to pay for birth control, contraception and drugs that may cause abortions in their health care plans.…. Bishop Thomas Olmstead of Phoenix announced that his diocese will not comply with the mandate and Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati and Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, agreed to refuse to comply.”
This is a defining moment. We cannot, as free citizens, allow any government to define for us what our consciences will or will not allow us to do.
Please write letters to the editor of our local newspaper, and talk to friends and neighbors about this issue. The overreach by this administration is simply stunning. Yuval Levin at the Nation Review writes: “It is perhaps the gravest threat to freedom in American life today. “
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