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Congresswoman Kathy Hochul Booed Over Birth Control Policy (videos)
WGRZ ^ | 2-24-12 | Athan Kompos

Posted on 02/25/2012 11:49:17 AM PST by STARWISE

LANCASTER, NY - Representative Kathy Hochul (D - 26th District) was booed at her own town hall meeting on Friday morning in Lancaster.

The packed crowd was critical of Hochul for supporting President Obama's plan to require religiously affiliated employers, such as hospitals and schools, to provide full contraception coverage to female employees.

The plan was later altered. It now calls for those workers to get free contraceptive coverage from health insurers, thus sparing religious based groups, morally opposed to paying for birth control, from having to do so.

Even though Hochul's town hall meeting was open to any topic, the large crowd focused on the contraception coverage issue.

When Hochul spoke in support of the President, the crowd booed. Many in the audience carried signs, including one that read: "Kathy why have you betrayed our Catholic institutions?" One woman in the crowd told Hochul: "This President has lied to us repeatedly when he proclaims support for conscience protection in his infamous speech at Notre Dame as well as in the executive order he signed following passage of the health care law. He is not worthy of your support in this matter." Another man shouted "It's an insult to the Catholics in this country to even listen to that gibberish. It is an absolute insult and Catholics deserve better. We were taking care of this country's sick long before the government got involved in it."

Pastor Leon Bienart of Our Lady of Pompeii Church also asked Hochul if the President or Congress consulted with Catholic bishops before they issued the policy. Hochul replied that it was a good question and she would try to get an answer. The Congresswoman also replied this way to the questions and criticism "We're not gonna agree on this one. I'm gonna tell you that I will stand for our religious freedoms. But I don't see a conflict here. Now that there's been an accommodation that says religious institutions do not have to provide these services. So we're just going to have to disagree on that."

The meeting was heavily publicized on Catholic radio and many Catholic organizations encouraged people to attend and discuss the contraception issue. It was also brought up specifically by Father Beinart during his Mass on February 5th when he criticized President Obama and Congresswoman Hochul.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 26thdistrict; catholic; catholics; contraception; cuomo; hochul; kathleenhochul; kathyhochul; newyork; ny; obamacare; rephochul; zerocare
Natives are getting more enflamed and restless, and about time.

Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

1 posted on 02/25/2012 11:49:21 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...

.. Ping!


2 posted on 02/25/2012 11:50:46 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
...so why do they keep electing these people?

It's hard to feel sorry for the Catholic church: WE WARNED YOU

But Catholics knew better.
3 posted on 02/25/2012 11:52:38 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: STARWISE

The media, large and small continue to frame this as a contraceptive issue.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 11:53:58 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: STARWISE

Wow. Good for those brave people who stood up to her.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 11:59:19 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Good this is the way things led up to the 2010 elections.


6 posted on 02/25/2012 12:03:40 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: STARWISE
The Congresswoman also replied this way to the questions and criticism "We're not gonna agree on this one. I'm gonna tell you that I will stand for our religious freedoms. But I don't see a conflict here. Now that there's been an accommodation that says religious institutions do not have to provide these services. So we're just going to have to disagree on that."

My mind is made up. Don't bother me with your petty concerns, peons! Just send us your taxes and shut up!

7 posted on 02/25/2012 12:07:30 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Tzimisce

The Catholic Church didn’t elect this woman. CINOs may have voted for her, but not Catholics.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 12:08:43 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: STARWISE

2012 with Obama forcing contraceptives upon women, will be the year Americans turned against birth control and our nation under God will make all abortions illegal providing the right to life to millions and outlaw contraceptives giving freedom to millions of American women.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 12:09:55 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: STARWISE

If they feel that they can get away with taking away our liberties, they are going to continue to do so. The next time will be a bigger bite than this one. They will try to mollify and pacify those who are irate by divide and conquer, and buying off the leaders. The complicit media will print out reams of propaganda that this is no big deal.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 12:24:36 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Tzimisce

Just because someone says they are Catholic, doesn’t mean they are. Nancy Pelosi is not Catholic. She may say it, but she isn’t. You can’t be Catholic and pro-abortion. Period.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 12:27:58 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: Tzimisce
Many Catholics support liberals at their own peril as do Jews.

...go figger

12 posted on 02/25/2012 12:33:23 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: STARWISE

The rats just don’t care about the first amendment. It’s heartening to see that many Americans are pushing back.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 12:38:29 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: STARWISE

Listen up, folks. This story and every other media story says that the plan was modified, an accommodation was made, etc. to make the insurers, not the employer, provide the contraceptions (code for abortion).

How many of you know that, in fact, the Monday after the much ballyhooed “accommodation” was hawked in the MSM, Traitor-in-Chief Sebelius quietly promulgated the original regs from August 2011.

Yes, they not only took out the “let the insurers pay” fake “accommodation” but they even took out the “one year extension to comply.”

Both of the “compromises” were frauds anyway, but I have yet to see anyone, not even conservatives, showing much awareness that the “accommodation” was simply dropped three days after it was rolled out.

Tell your friends, inform them. Obama is such a fraud, liar, fake. The “accommodation” was a head-fake but it is what has stuck in the media, then, behind the scenes, they quietly restored the more draconian version. It goes into effect in August 2012, not August 2013.

The correct story can be found on the USCCB web site.

http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com/2012/02/six-things-everyone-should-know-about.html


14 posted on 02/25/2012 12:41:27 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: STARWISE

Sorry, wrong link. This one has the update about the “accommodation” being quietly dropped:

http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com/2012/02/six-more-things-everyone-should-know.html


15 posted on 02/25/2012 12:42:33 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: STARWISE

I posted this in my blog and Face Book yesterday. I had to watch it a couple time, just to hear the boos over and over. It was great that none of us in the TEA Party around here were involved in the meeting. It warmed my heart.

She will be defeated this year. people in WNY are stuck on stupid and just adored he “infectious Irish smile” when we were warning everyone who she really is.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 12:43:15 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tzimisce

In part it is because the Pubbies are not much better. The Establishment Republicans have, for instance, caved on gay marriage. George H.W. Bush sent out his wife, his daughter-in-law and W’s daughters to pander to the upper crust who think they determines the morals of the country.


17 posted on 02/25/2012 1:09:08 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Moorings

The GOAL is single-payer, remember? The easy solution is for Catholic employers to stop providing health insurance.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 1:18:41 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: STARWISE

I heard no boos. I heard no comment about the Constitution. I thought I heard the meeting called an ‘uprising’ by the news reader.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 1:19:02 PM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: DarthVader

That’s true. People got fed up and angry.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 1:26:42 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tzimisce

Kind of funny. A couple of weeks ago, our priest was mentioning the contraception/abortion thing in his homely. How we should contact our reps and all that. Then out of the blue he starts talking about how we should welcome and treat immigrants better, knowing that more immigrants, mean more dems, mean more of the same. Unbelievable.


21 posted on 02/25/2012 1:37:21 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: STARWISE

“The plan was later altered. It now calls for those workers to get free contraceptive coverage from health insurers, thus sparing religious based groups, morally opposed to paying for birth control, from having to do so. “

Nope. Try again. Many religious based groups are self insured and will still be responsible for coverage.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 1:47:06 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: STARWISE

The Congresswoman also replied this way to the questions and criticism “We’re not gonna agree on this one. I’m gonna tell you that I will stand for our religious freedoms. But I don’t see a conflict here. Now that there’s been an accommodation that says religious institutions do not have to provide these services. So we’re just going to have to disagree on that.”

Enjoy your remaining time in office, you arrogant bi***. Many religious based groups are self-insured and will still be required to have coverage for this garbage.


23 posted on 02/25/2012 1:50:23 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: STARWISE
Somebody should ask this skank why she aborted her own child. See what she says.
24 posted on 02/25/2012 1:53:20 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: TalBlack

http://www.wgrz.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1471797819001


26 posted on 02/25/2012 2:14:48 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Tzimisce
...so why do they keep electing these people?

I don't live in the 26th, but I followed this race with interest. This was Tom Reynolds's seat. He barely won his last election because a big stink was made up here over his handling of the Mark Foley business. He was replaced by Chris Lee who resigned after his Facebook/looking for transvestites scandal.

So there was some Republican fatigue to start with up there. The GOP ran a woman state legislator who should have done well but who was so tightly scripted, she came across very poorly. The situation was made worse by a millionaire gadfly who runs in that district every election as an ultra-conservative but who isn't opposed to turning into a Democrat when that slot's open. This time he ran as a fake tea-partier.

That left Hochul who was well-known and well-respected in Buffalo as a competent County Clerk who had actually made going to the DMV a fairly pleasant experience. I wondered how she would turn out.

And now we know.

27 posted on 02/25/2012 2:47:34 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: vladimir998

I believe the Catholic church came out and pushed for Obamacare - which is where the administration claims its authority to require the church to cover contraception.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 3:00:25 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I believe the Catholic church came out and pushed for Obamacare - which is where the administration claims its authority to require the church to cover contraception.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: BfloGuy

I’ll try to act shocked when she wins again this Nov. :(:(:(:(:(


30 posted on 02/25/2012 3:03:44 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

You might want to do some research on that: http://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/14/catholic-bishops-send-message-to-faithful-we-oppose-obamacare/


31 posted on 02/25/2012 3:15:25 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Tzimisce
I’ll try to act shocked when she wins again this Nov.

I doubt the GOP has anyone to run against her but this will be a big deal up here. Buffalo is still heavily-Catholic and likes its Democrat politicians to pretend to be conservative. The radio talk shows should be fun this week.

32 posted on 02/25/2012 3:43:50 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: vladimir998

In other words, they supported Obamacare as long as there is no requirement of Abortion.

So they were wishy-washy - supporting Obamacare (kind of).

But of course, when you make a deal with a socialist Devil (which is my over-arching point)....


33 posted on 02/25/2012 3:44:00 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: STARWISE

This issue is not going away!


34 posted on 02/25/2012 8:19:24 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Tzimisce

well there’s just a huge section of liberal catholics out there that lapped this up. And are just like the congresswoman who are unapologetic about it and it’s more important to get the free birth control and abortion rammed through over any religious and/or moral objections.

Clear who Hochul cares about pleasing. Crystal clear.


35 posted on 02/25/2012 9:42:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: STARWISE; All

Bumping this thread now, because Andrew Cuomo just announced that Kathy Hochul will be his running mate.

Cuomo picks people just like him.


36 posted on 05/22/2014 12:01:52 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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