Theodore's World: Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the “Coercive” HHS Abortion Mandate

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November 14, 2013

Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the “Coercive” HHS Abortion Mandate

Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the “Coercive” HHS Abortion Mandate

In November 2012 the US Conference of Catholic Bishops vowed not to obey Obama’s abortion mandate.

And yesterday the US bishops released a statement once again condemning the HHS “coercive” abortion mandate.
Life News reported:

The nation’s Catholic bishops have a message for President Barack Obama: They would rather pay fines, no matter how much they would be, before they comply with the HHS mandate that compels groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today issued a “Special Message” at the conclusion of their fall General Assembly, November 13, in Baltimore. They unanimously passed the special message, which can only be issued as such meetings and strongly condemned the HHS mandate.

They said that, with its “coercive mandate,” the Obama administration “is refusing to uphold its obligation to respect the rights of religious believers.”

“Beginning in March 2012, in United for Religious Freedom, we identified three basic problems with the HHS mandate: it establishes a false architecture of religious liberty that excludes our ministries and so reduces freedom of religion to freedom of worship; it compels our ministries to participate in providing employees with abortifacient drugs and devices, sterilization, and contraception, which violates our deeply-held beliefs; and it compels our faithful people in business to act against our teachings, failing to provide them any exemption at all,” they said.

Wild Thing's comment..............

Good , stay strong about this.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 14, 2013 12:47 AM


The American Catholic Bishops were all for Obamacare back in 2010 before it was enacted into law. They were down on Republicans for fighting it but now, since it affects their beliefs, they're against it. Maybe next time they will insist on having their representatives read the law before shooting off their mouth's on getting it passed.

Posted by: bobf at November 14, 2013 07:32 AM