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Obama Undecided on Whether to Impose Regulation Forcing Catholics to Act Against Their Faith
CNS News.com ^ | 11/30/11 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 11/30/2011 11:47:33 AM PST by OPS4

President Barack Obama has not yet decided whether to go forward with a proposed regulation under the health care law he signed last year that would force Catholic individuals and institutions to act against the teachings of the Catholic church.

In August, Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius proposed a regulation--that would take affect next fall--that would require all health care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including abortifacients. The proposed regulation includes a very narrow religious exemption that does not cover individual Catholics, or Catholic universities, hospitals or charitable institutions.

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So if your belief is counter to the Government edict, your forced to adhere?

This could be a real weak spot for Barry.

1 posted on 11/30/2011 11:47:44 AM PST by OPS4
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To: OPS4

He isn’t undecided at all. He is just undecided whether to impose it BEFORE the election or AFTER. I’ll bet it gets punted to December 2012.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 11:50:02 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: OPS4

Ping for later


3 posted on 11/30/2011 11:50:09 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: OPS4

As a Christian, I see the objection, but I also think this is the gov getting out in front of an inevitable islamic takeover.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 11:54:10 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: NakedRampage

A.G. of MA, Martha Coakley’s response to FOCA was that Catholics should not be employed in Health Care.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 11:55:00 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


6 posted on 11/30/2011 11:56:56 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: DonaldC

Hmm, remember the scene in The English Patient where they get a Muslim nurse to cut the guys thumbs off?


7 posted on 11/30/2011 11:58:14 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: OPS4

dunno if there is any such thing as muslim hospitals, but they’d be screaming to allah if barack obama (hey, where’s congress in this picture anyhow) said they had to defy sharia.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 12:00:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: OPS4

“Present!”


9 posted on 11/30/2011 12:00:35 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: OPS4

Interesting how liberals squeal when their ‘conscience’ is imposed upon. OTOH they’re more than willing to trample anyone who doesn’t see it their way. Lets see there’s a word for that....


10 posted on 11/30/2011 12:00:58 PM PST by 556x45
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

True....our government is fascist now.....and we have no freedom of speech and thought-—just the “appearance” of it and pockets of it. The media and government have colluded and it is just a matter of time before absolute control by government edict.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 12:01:01 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: massgopguy

So ya think that these liberal indoctrinated so-called Catholics would vote (R) if he were to impose this? Not a chance IMO.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 12:03:10 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: OPS4

this will be all over our media, oh wait silly me I forgot there for a min, we don;t have a free and fair press right now and have not for some time.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 12:05:36 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: OPS4

I obey God, and not the federal govt, particularly when the chief CEO is a muslime pig.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 12:06:10 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Digger

If Catholic actually were Catholic in the north east then the north east would be the most republican religious conservative area of the country but those in the north east only see a D and then vote due to their ignorance and yes I have lived up there and seen it.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 12:07:26 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: OPS4

Barry voting “present” again as usual


16 posted on 11/30/2011 12:07:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: OPS4
... that would require all health care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including abortifacients.

The media (of course) keeps understating the extent of this. All insurance is not only required to cover these drugs and procedures, but required to provide them without a deductible or copayment. It privileges anti-birth "medical" treatments above every form of treatment for illness or injury.

17 posted on 11/30/2011 12:13:40 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: NYer

How so....that he doesn’t know?

Is he unfamiliar with the Constitution?


18 posted on 11/30/2011 12:23:06 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: OPS4
Didn't that sellout Doug Kmiec say that there was no problem with a Catholic voting for Bacrock?

Idiot.

19 posted on 11/30/2011 12:25:57 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: OPS4

Why is this presented as affecting Catholics only? Are there no individuals of other faiths which object to these practices?


20 posted on 11/30/2011 12:45:24 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Yes there are but the dissenting words on this came from the Catholics to the White House, apparently the Bishops have
sent a admonishment on the law.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 12:48:14 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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To: OPS4

By all means, zero, if you’re feelin froggy, jump. You will lose any religious folks who ever considered voting for you, and we will just reverse you in 2012.


22 posted on 11/30/2011 1:10:06 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: DonaldC

Sorry Muhammd, Islam will not take over. I foresee that Christ will take over and Islam fail to the side of the road as a failed religion. Why do I say this?
A) There is only a tiny % of Americans who are Islamic.
B) Only oil money fuels Islam—when it runs out they will be powerless.
C) They have no great message save for Jihad.


23 posted on 11/30/2011 1:11:47 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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