ObamaCare Forces Catholics to Distribute Morning After Pill

Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

The nation’s Catholic bishops and a Catholic organization that monitors Catholic colleges and universities are concerned about the Obama administration’s decision today.

As LifeNews.com reported, the Health and Human Services Department ruled that insurance companies are required to include birth control and drugs that can cause abortions in their coverage by virtue of defining them as preventative care. Pro-life organizations are also concerned that the decision will violate the conscience rights of Catholics and religious and pro-life groups that don’t want to have to pay for insurance that covers birth control and abortion drugs but don’t qualify for the narrowly-drawn conscience limits the Obama administration will put in place under the decision.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sharply criticized the Obama administration’s “preventive services” mandate that it says “requires health plans to cover female surgical sterilization and all drugs and devices approved by the FDA as contraceptives, including drugs which can attack a developing unborn child before and after implantation in the mother’s womb.”

“Although this new rule gives the agency the discretion to authorize a ‘religious’ exemption, it is so narrow as to exclude most Catholic social service agencies and healthcare providers,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

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Obama’s Justice Department Finds a “Conscience Clause” for “Their People” — Muslims, Not Pro-Life Christians

Kevin “Coach” Collins, FloydReports.com

In May 2009, nurse Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo was forced to participate in committing a late term abortion in a New York City hospital. Ms. Cenzon-DeCarlo was threatened with the loss of her job and her license if she did not put aside her deeply held religious objections and participate in abortion.

She was told the abortion was an emergency, although the hospital’s records show otherwise. What is clear is that in a hospital full of nurses, the administration felt it had to make its point by forcing a Christian nurse to knuckle under.

At the time nurse Cenzon-DeCarlo was forced to yield to the hospital’s lust for death, federal law protected her. Although she was the one who was legally and morally victimized, she now has to sue to get the hospital to stop harassing her.

The federal protections extended to those who refuse to commit abortions as provided in an executive order signed by George W. Bush are gone now. Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in history, has ordered the Justice Department to bring actions against those who would follow their religious conscience and refuse to commit abortions.

The Bush protections for medical professionals are gone, because Obama has ordered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to see that the right of refusal is extinguished.

It is hard to look at Obama’s decision without seeing a clear bias against those not considered to be AG Eric Holder’s “people.” A new action by the Justice Department makes this point.

Safoorah Khan, a 35-year-old Illinois middle school math instructor, faced a different religious dilemma. She wanted to make a pilgrimage to Mecca….

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Obama Declares War on Christians, Strips Conscience Clause from Pro-Life Doctors

Kevin “Coach” Collins, CoachIsRight.com

In January 2009 Barack Obama and his Marxist Congress had a choice. They could ram through the Freedom Of Choice Act (FOCA) appeasing the pro-abortion Left or let it sit while they rammed through “more important items” like ObamaCare and Card Check to appease their union masters. Their sense of the situation told them they probably couldn’t do both.

Now after a series of stinging defeats on Card Check and the ever dimming chances of ObamaCare actually happening, Obama has run back to safe territory. He has decided to kill off FOCA’s Conscious Clause. Obviously, Obama’s political handlers have concluded  there are votes to be had in a fight with Christians in general and the Roman Catholic Church in particular over abortion.

No Conscious Clause

Obama has ordered Kathleen Sebelius the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to start threatening medical professionals who, for reasons of personal conviction, will not dispense drugs that cause miscarriages – in effect aborting fetuses.

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