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Posted on 06/28/2013 3:39:00 PM PDT by SonnyBubba
EWTN CEO calls final HHS contraception mandate rule 'senseless'
Michael Warsaw, president of Irondale, Ala.-based EWTN Global Catholic Network, has been an outspoken critic of the HHS mandate. (Birmingham News photo)
IRONDALE, Alabama - EWTN Global Catholic Network has issued a statement critical of the final rule released today by the federal government regarding the Obamacare mandate that employers provide free contraception for employees.
The final rule issued today is inadequate because it appears to have changed nothing, EWTN President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw said. EWTN remains committed to fighting this senseless mandate.
The Department of Health and Human Services today issued its final rule for the contraception mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. EWTN filed a lawsuit last year challenging the rule, which U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn this year declined to rule on. EWTN said its attorneys are still assessing this final rule, but after an initial analysis they are disappointed.
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Just a finger in the eye of Christians and Catholics in particular.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .
The First Amendment does not limit our God-given human rights only to churches or only to Sundays. We, as free Americans, have an absolute legal and moral right to the free exercise of our religion, not just for one hour on Sunday mornings but 24/7, in our role as husbands, wives, parents, children, consumers, voters, and even as employers. Obama can back down, or employers with a moral objection to murdering unborn children can fire all their employees beyond the 50 employee threshold and move those jobs to countries that protect this fundamental human right. We are not liberals - our freedom cannot be purchased and is not negotiable.
Too bad the US Catholic Episcopate backed 0bamacare, and as far as I know is still not opposed to it; just to the parts that gore their specific oxen. The whole Law is an abomination. I’d be a lot more sympathetic to Catholic protests if the US Church had understood the consequences before they put their “social justice” hearts where their brains should have been.