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Catholic U. on HHS mandate: Obama Admin ‘Showed no Sign of Taking us Seriously’
LifeSite News ^ | 5/30/12 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 05/31/2012 7:07:31 AM PDT by marshmallow

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One of the Catholic universities joining the barrage of lawsuits against the Obama administration over its birth control mandate says that the White House has “showed no sign of taking seriously” the objections of religious employees.

Lawrence Morris, general counsel for the Catholic University of America, told LifeSiteNews.com in an email that the school’s own attempts to reason with the administration, including a letter from CUA President John Garvey to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, were not met with meaningful dialogue. Morris also criticized the “accommodation” proposed by Obama earlier this year proposing that insurers would provide birth control to religious employees for “free,” but that left the wording of the original mandate unchanged.

“The Administration showed no sign of taking seriously the objections of religious institutions, and the so-called ‘accommodation’ ignores the reality of insurance companies – we would still directly be in the contraception business even if the insurer technically provided the drugs or devices,” said Morris.

CUA was one of 43 Roman Catholic organizations that filed a dozen lawsuits nationwide against the HHS mandate simultaneously at 11 a.m. on May 21.

Morris pointed out that the administration could have easily achieved the goal of making birth control universally available without forcing church compliance

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1 posted on 05/31/2012 7:07:37 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I got my first degree at Catholic U of America. It is definitely liberal in politics. I would guess they vote Democrat, both the students and faculty. They get what they deserve.

The students are from east coast states, wealthy families.


2 posted on 05/31/2012 7:16:04 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: marshmallow
". . . ignores the reality of insurance companies . . ."

While it's entirely possible that King "Choom" has no clue about the reality of insurance companies, or much of anything else for that matter, the haggard broad at HHS knows exactly how insurance companies work.

She also knows that with King Choom she's got to put out or get out and it's obvious that she prefers King Barry to Jesus Christ.

3 posted on 05/31/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: marshmallow

reference


4 posted on 05/31/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?" - Augustine of Hippo)
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To: marshmallow

“There are many easier ways for the Administration to accomplish this if it just wanted to make free birth control available – most obviously by the government just giving it away – and not forcing religious employers to subsidize them...”

The same argument can be used for all the unfunded mandates whose costs are borne by only certain individuals and companies, and whose supposed benefits are for society as a whole. An example is the endangered species act. If an endangered species (may even be newly listed as such after you have bought your property) is discovered on your property, you are screwed. Why should these individuals who were unlucky enough to have that happen to them bear the entire cost of saving endangered species through the loss of the usage of their property (and therefore its worth)? If we as a society are serious and fair about it, we should compensate those land owners for the loss of the land’s worth. The same could be said for many other mandates. However, if the government does what’s right, then the true costs of those laws start being transparent to the whole population as they start paying for all of these public benefits. The public would then have an incentive to weigh the costs and the benefits. Socialists don’t want that to happen.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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