Skip to comments.Georgia Catholic organizations win permanent exclusion from Obamacare birth control mandate
Posted on 03/28/2014 10:01:03 PM PDT by topher
ATLANTA, GA, March 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration from enforcing its controversial contraception mandate against Roman Catholic-affiliated organizations in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah.
U.S. District Judge William Duffey ruled Wednesday that the federal government cannot force Catholic schools, hospitals or charities to cover sterilizations, contraceptives or abortion-causing drugs in their health plans, as Obamacare requires of all employers, because to do so would violate their religious freedoms. The Catholic Church teaches that artificial contraception of any kind is gravely sinful.
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In our law, bishops and priests have no higher standing than ordinary citizens. To grant them such would be an establishment of religion. The fact that “elements of the Catholic Church” are involved means nothing.
This will not stand.
Roberts is getting the phone call in 5..4..3..2..
My worry is that Catholics, biased toward socialism and the Democratic Party, once freed from the mandate, will simply go along with the rest.
November is a long way off.