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To: afraidfortherepublic
FTA: Religious freedom is subject to necessary limitations in the interests of public health and safety. The HHS regulations do not fall into that category. The world has gotten along fine without this mandate—the services in question are widely and cheaply available, and most employers will provide coverage for them.

I can't agree with the Bishops on this part. Are the services moral? If the church believes that the services are immoral, it shouldn't matter that they are available "cheaply" elsewhere. They should preach to their flock (of whicih I am one) that contraception and abortion are wrong and evil -- NOT that their employees can get these services elsewhere while Mother Church averts its eyes!

Otherwise, I like this lawsuit, and I love Cardinal Dolan and Mary Ann Glendon.

2 posted on 05/22/2012 11:30:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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3 posted on 05/22/2012 11:32:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Does Canada and the Euro-nations have a mandate for their socialized healthcare? What did/does the Church do in those countries?

Freegards


5 posted on 05/22/2012 11:35:58 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: afraidfortherepublic
the services in question are widely and cheaply available, and most employers will provide coverage for them

I don't see that Glendon is citing the bishops here; sounds more like she is pointing out the transparent falsity of the claim that "women's health" is the issue.

15 posted on 05/22/2012 3:41:17 PM PDT by maryz
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good point. The public service rationale against the mandate undermines the moral arguments.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:51 PM PDT by STJPII
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