Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yesterday, 43 Catholic organizations around the country, including the Archdiocese of Washington, joined in the filing of 12 lawsuits against the Obama administration.  They are doing so because the HHS contraception mandate is an egregious assault upon our First Amendment rights to live by the tenets of our faith in not paying for contraceptives and abortifacients in the health plans we sponsor.  As this statement of the Archdiocese of Washington put it, "It is not about whether people have access to certain services; it is about whether the government may force religious institutions and individuals to facilitate and fund services which violate their religious beliefs."  Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon has this to say on the matter.

The suit names as defendants (with their respective departments):
  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (subject of our Georgetown protest last week)
  • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (another pro-abortion "katholyc")
  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (aka Turbo Tax Timmy)
Several days ago, I announced on this blog the Stand for Religious Freedom Rally on June 8th.  These are occurring all over the country.  Check out www.standupforreligiousfreedom.com for a location near you and be there if at all possible. 

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