Friday, February 03, 2012

HHS Mandate

In case you haven't yet heard, the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a mandate requiring all employers to cover birth control, sterilizations, and abortifacient drugs in their insurance plans.  This includes religious organizations (the "religious exemption" is so small almost no one would fit it; the organization must only employ and serve people of its own faith - so there go all our religious charities, hospitals, etc. that disagree with contraception and/or abortion).  Basically, the government is forcing people to buy and pay for things that they find morally objectionable - to violate their conscience and go against their religious beliefs.  This is an unprecedented intrusion on our 1st amendment right to freedom of religion.  Even if you disagree with the Catholic Church on these issues, it should be disturbing that our current administration is willing to show such blatant disregard for fundamental rights - whose rights might they decide are inconvenient to their agenda next?

I urge everyone who is concerned about this to go to this link and sign the petition to our president demanding that he rescind this mandate.


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