â€˜To Hell With Youâ€™ By Bishop David A. Zubik
It is really hard to believe that it happened. It comes like a slap in the face. The Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, â€œTo Hell with you!â€ There is no other way to put it.
In early August, the Department for Health and Human Services in the Obama administration released guidelines as part of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The guidelines mandated that by Summer 2012 all individual and group health insurance plans, including self-insured plans, cover all FDA-approved contraception, sterilization procedures and pharmaceuticals that even result in abortion.
Kathleen Sebelius and through her, the Obama administration, have said â€œTo Hell with Youâ€ to the Catholic faithful of the United States.
â€¢To Hell with your religious beliefs, â€¢To Hell with your religious liberty, â€¢To Hell with your freedom of conscience.
Weâ€™ll give you a year, they are saying, and then you have to knuckle under. As Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops responded, â€œin effect, the president is saying that we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.â€
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