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  • Peter Schiff: Obama Birth Control is not "Free" (Brilliant Video)

    02/13/2012 6:26:04 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U73xKgbXh68&feature=channel_video_title
  • BREAKING: Pro-life leaders slam White House ‘compromise’ on birth control mandate

    02/10/2012 10:28:01 AM PST · by unique1 · 138 replies
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:32 EST | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, February 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The White House announced today that, instead of forcing religious employers to pay for birth control, it will force insurance companies to offer the drugs free of charge to all women, no matter where they work. The plan, touted as a concession to freedom of religion and conscience, was immediately denounced by pro-life Rep. Chris Smith. “The so-called new policy is the discredited old policy, dressed up to look like something else,. said Smith. .It remains a serious violation of religious freedom. Only the most naď or gullible would accept this as a change...
  • Ryan: Obama revised birth-control rule an 'accounting trick'

    02/12/2012 7:01:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) blasted President Obama’s changes to an administration ruling forcing religiously affiliated organizations to cover contraceptives in their health plans as a “trick.” “It's a distinction without a difference. It's really an accounting trick,” said the Republican lawmaker on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. “It forces the insurance company that they have to pay to do the coverage. So instead of making the institution itself, it reinforces the insurer,” Ryan said. “And a lot of these Catholic institutions are self-insured, and all insurers under this rule must provide these mandated benefits.” “It's not a compromise. The president's...
  • Dems claim victory in birth-control fight despite Obama shift

    02/11/2012 4:36:38 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 48 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 2/11/12 | Mike Lillis
    The fierce debate over women's access to contraception is far from over this year, but Democrats this week are claiming victory in the fight's early round. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday shot an email to supporters highlighting President Obama's recent plan to provide female workers – even those employed by Catholic hospitals, universities and charities – free access to birth control. An angry backlash against an earlier version of that plan led Obama to tweak the proposal Friday by shifting the cost burden for contraceptives from the church-backed employers to the insurance companies. "President Obama has set a...
  • Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land: ‘How dumb does [Obama] think we are?’

    02/11/2012 8:56:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land: ‘How dumb does [Obama] think we are?’ By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 12:19 AM 02/11/2012 Following the announced “accommodations” from the White House for religious organizations whose beliefs preclude them from offering birth control, Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, had some tough words for President Obama. According to Land, the adjustment in the mandate requiring all employers — including religious organizations — to provide birth control is “a distinction without a difference.” “My initial reaction is: How dumb does he think we are?” Land wondered....
  • Religious controversy burns Obama again (the rookie Hussein is in WAY over his pay grade)

    02/11/2012 6:18:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/12 | Niall Stanage, Amie Parnes
    Religious controversy burns Obama againBy Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes - 02/11/12 07:05 AM ET Chalk up yet another religious controversy on President Obama’s record. The furor over contraception that consumed much of this week is just one more instance of the president having been put onto the back foot at the intersection of faith and politics. It’s a problem that previously has popped up in controversies over Israel, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and even Obama’s 2008 comments about people holding on to “guns and religion.” “It almost appears that every time he tries to steer clear of [the intersection...
  • Bigoted Barack, Red in Tooth and Clause

    02/11/2012 6:10:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 11, 2012 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Bigoted Barack, Red in Tooth and Clause GEORGE NEUMAYR on 2.10.12 The deformed heart of monstrous Obamacare is sick and secularist social engineering. Modern liberalism is willfulness writ large -- a godless ideology that rests upon the caprice of central planners. Under it, the fluctuating and often frightening desires of corrupt men, rather than the changeless will of a caring God, form the shaky measure of "good government." As the grim chapters of recent history show -- chapters written in the blood of millions of unborn children and other "undesirables" -- taking God out of "goodness" drains the term of...
  • (FReep This Poll) Should Health Insurance Companies Be Required to Give Women Free Contraceptives?

    02/11/2012 4:54:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | Fox 5 San Diego
    FReep This Poll! Contraception Controversy Should health insurance companies be required to give women free contraceptives? - Yes - No Note: Go to the link provided here to the Fox 5 San Diego homepage. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right side of the homepage (a bit above Chrissy's Outfit of the Day) Vote your choice.
  • Catholic Bishops Oppose Compromise on Birth-Control Insurance [Cite "Grave" Objections To Mandate]

    02/11/2012 10:53:29 AM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | February 11, 2012 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY
    FEBRUARY 11, 2012 Catholic Bishops Oppose Compromise on Birth-Control Insurance By LOUISE RADNOFSKY Catholic bishops said Friday night that they would not support the Obama administration's proposed compromise on a controversial rule that requires most employers to fully cover contraception in their workers' health plans. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which had led opposition to the regulation, issued a statement saying that they didn't believe their concerns were addressed by a new policy offered by President Barack Obama on Friday morning to allow religious employers who object to the use of birth control to turn over responsibility for covering...
  • Bishops to Obama: No dice

    02/11/2012 8:44:36 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 21 replies
    Hot Air | 2/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After a long day of supposed "accommodation" and discussion, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops took a close look at the supposed adjustment of the HHS mandate yesterday. Their conclusion? It represents no change at all, and the bishops will press for a “legislative solution” to Barack Obama’s mandate: These changes require careful moral analysis, and moreover, appear subject to some measure of change. But we note at the outset that the lack of clear protection for key stakeholders—for self-insured religious employers; for religious and secular for-profit employers; for secular non-profit employers; for religious insurers; and for individuals—is unacceptable and...
  • Nothing but Squid Ink (FINAL Abortifacient Reg Published Fri pm)

    02/11/2012 5:54:06 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Corner (National Review blog) ^ | February 11 | Ed Haislmaier & Jennifer A. Marshall
    Despite what President Obama said at his White House press conference, the actual regulations make permanent the “interim final regulations” issued August 3, 2011 — the ones that sparked the furor in the first place. ...The bottom line is this: “Accordingly, the amendment to the interim final rule with comment period amending 45 CFR 147.130(a)(1)(iv) which was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 46621-46626 on August 3, 2011, is adopted as a final rule without change.” [Emphasis added.] Translation: The Obama administration Friday afternoon put into federal law the very regulation that drew objections from almost 200 Catholic...
  • FULL TEXT: Gov. Scott Walker's remarks to CPAC

    02/11/2012 6:53:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Washington Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    Here are Gov. Scott Walker's prepared remarks before the Conservative Political Action Conference: Reince and I grew up not too far from each other in southern Wisconsin. In fact, Reince lived a few miles east of the small town I grew up in and Paul Ryan lived a few miles to the west. Without a doubt, each of the three of us was inspired to pursue public service at about the same time. And the prime inspiration for that call was a man named Ronald Reagan. He was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. He had the courage of...
  • Catholic Bishops: Obama's Solution "Is Unacceptable"

    02/11/2012 7:18:34 AM PST · by John W · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement late on Friday declaring that the small alteration President Barack Obama had announced earlier in the day to a regulation that would force all health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives--including those that cause abortion--is 'unacceptable" because, among other things, it does not protect the freedom-of-conscience rights of secular for-profit employers, or secular non-profit employers, or religious insurers, or self-insured religious employers, or individual Americans. The alteration President Obama described Friday says merely that insurance companies providing coverage to employees of religious institutions...
  • WSJ Almost Uniquely Raises Self-Insurance Issue in 'Immaculate Contraception' Editorial

    02/11/2012 8:01:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    News Busters ^ | 2-11-12 | Tony Blumer
    Yesterday's announcement by President Obama (headlined at the White House's website as "Remarks by the President on Preventive Care") of planned revisions to an ObamaCare-driven rule which, in the President's words, "if a woman’s employer is a charity or a hospital that has a religious objection to providing contraceptive services as part of their health plan, the insurance company -– not the hospital, not the charity -– will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraceptive care free of charge, without co-pays and without hassles." Showing just how out of touch the establishment press is with reality, an...
  • Obama's Act of Tyranny

    02/10/2012 4:32:51 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 10, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    "The edict President Barack Obama passed down today—that every health-care plan in America must pay for sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions--is an act of tyranny. To individual American Catholics, and those who share the Catholic religious and moral conviction that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are wrong, Obama said: I am ordering you to buy a health insurance plan that violates the teachings of your faith and your conscience."
  • Obama to announce religious "accommodation" for religious organizations

    02/10/2012 7:45:50 AM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    700 WLW ^ | Friday, February 10, 2012
    The Obama administration will attempt to accommodate religious groups that are unhappy with a new mandate that forces them to offer health insurance that covers contraceptive methods. With the White House under fire for its new rule requiring employers including religious organizations to offer health insurance that fully covers birth control coverage, ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups. The move, based on state models, will almost certainly not satisfy bishops and other religious leaders since it will preserve the goal...
  • White House to announce 'accommodation' on contraceptive policy (Pope Obama to still dictate terms)

    02/10/2012 6:52:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 62 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/10/2012 | Ed (Obama Butt Boy) Henry
    The White House is expected to announce as early as Friday a plan to accommodate religious organizations that are opposed to a new policy requiring them to offer contraceptive coverage to employees. A senior adviser to President Obama confirmed to Fox News that there will be an "accommodation" -- but advisers said the announcement does not represent a "compromise." The move comes as several prominent Democratic lawmakers have urged the Obama administration to reconsider its position. Vice President Biden said in an interview a day earlier that he was "determined" to work out the dispute.
  • Live Thread: 12:15 Eastern, Man-Child Occupier to "accomodate" Freedom of Religion announcement

    02/10/2012 9:03:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies · 2+ views
    2/10/2012 | Axelrod-loaded teleprompter, Obama reads it
    Available on all news networks. The Lie Festival begins to about 25 minutes, if the teleprompter is working correctly
  • Top Democrat: Obama Contraception Rule 'Un-American'

    02/10/2012 8:37:05 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/10/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    With a majority of Americans rallying against the Obama Administration's rule that religious institutions must be forced to provide contraception, it appears that the sentiment is growing. The ObamaCare mandate mainly affects the Catholic Church, but many non-Catholics are making clear their opposition to this government intrusion. It's even spread to Democrats. One Democrat in particular, Senator Joe Manchin, has been unequivocal in his condemnation. Manhcin is up for re-election this year after serving two terms as West Virginia's Governor. "This is not only unacceptable, it is un-American," says Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a Catholic who faces re-election in November...
  • The Long Road to Eroding Religious Freedom: When President Obama Bragged About It

    02/08/2012 6:12:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/8/12 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    “Darn tooting.” Back in October when the HHS contraception/abortifacient/sterilization mandate issue was more under the radar than it is now (the announcement on January 20 was far from the first communication about it from the administration), President Obama bragged about it during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago. From the White House transcript: And to make sure that those laws are upheld, we appointed two brilliant women to the Supreme Court. (Applause.) We repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” so that every single American can serve their country, regardless of who they love. (Applause.) And, yes