Obama and Sebellius have given the Catholic Church and like-minded religions one year to seek “enlightenment” and provide free birth control and abortifacients (with abortion next).
The Friday night news dump included a new HHS Mandate which will require Catholic colleges and universities to provide contraceptives/abortifacients to students for free, not just employees. The Catholic Church will have to pay for them through a third party, but they will pay for them.
HHS is trying to say they have met the Catholic Church demands but requiring them to pay indirectly does not relieve Catholics of the violation of their conscience and religious principles since they are still paying for them.
This is an effort to force religion out of charitable work and education. They are coming after the Catholics and like-minded religions now and they will come for you later.
Obamacare is about taking away everyone’s freedom. It will not stop at religion.
…But don’t worry: Secretary Sebelius says your religious liberty is assured, so it is assured.
“The President’s policy respects religious liberty and makes free preventive services available to women,” she said. ”Today’s announcement is the next step toward fulfilling that commitment.”
Never mind that, by drawing a distinction between actual churches and church-operated businesses like hospitals and schools, the administration effectively appropriated for itself the power to determine what constitutes ministry. Also, last I checked, there was no such thing as “free preventive services.”… Read here: Hotair