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Ad Targets Obama on Religious-Liberty Issues
National Catholic Register ^ | 12/06/11 | Tom McFeely

Posted on 12/06/2011 8:37:27 AM PST by The Barrister

Catholic Vote TV spot seeks to influence direction of Health and Human Services mandate.

CHICAGO — “Dear President Obama, can I ask you a question,” the young Catholic schoolgirl asks, staring resolutely into the camera. “Why are you trying to force my church or my school to pay for things that we don’t even believe in?”

That’s the start of the latest ad from, seeking to call attention to a range of actions by the Obama administration that impinge on the religious liberty of Catholic Americans. The 30-second spot will debut today on Good Morning America in Pittsburgh. It also will air on cable stations in southwest Florida.

Josh Mercer, director of communications for, says the ad was triggered primarily by an interim final rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in August. The rule requires that all private insurance plans cover sterilization and contraception, including abortifacients.

“We want to alert Catholics and people of all faiths, frankly, about the threats to religious liberty by the Obama administration,” Mercer said.

Mercer noted that Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, strongly criticized the contraceptive mandate and the narrowness of its religious employers’ exemption. The exemption is worded so narrowly that Catholic schools and hospitals would be forced to participate in plans that provide contraception and sterilization.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bishops; catholic; mandate; obamacare
An ad is probably the last step before litigation...
1 posted on 12/06/2011 8:37:41 AM PST by The Barrister
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To: The Barrister

Headline on Drudge: the Obama Administration is about to approve the Morning After Pill for over-the-counter sales.

Far from being contrite in their anti-Catholicism, this bunch is kicking it up a notch.

2 posted on 12/06/2011 9:00:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Headline on Drudge: the Obama Administration is about to approve the Morning After Pill for over-the-counter sales.

How in the Hell can they contemplate this when they are talking about regulating vitamins? UNBELIEVABLE!

3 posted on 12/06/2011 9:08:11 AM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: frogjerk; The Barrister; Buckeye McFrog
Another political-medical breakthrough! Breaking through women's and girls' bodies as usual!

Plus your young daughter can get contraception, hormone-altering postcoital drugs, and/or an abortion referral without co-pays, but a diabetic can't get insulin, nor an asthmatic patient and inhaler, without co-pays.

And it's illegal to run an unlicensed lemonade stand. And probably illegal to create or distribute a video portraying or purporting to portray giving a a french fry to a minor.

4 posted on 12/06/2011 10:45:08 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." ~ Lily Tomlin)
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