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White House defends contraception rules as criticisms mount [Ave Maria U president vows to fight]
Reuters ^ | 2/7/2012 | Susan Heavy

Posted on 02/07/2012 3:36:01 PM PST by Notwithstanding

The Obama administration is willing to work with Catholic universities, hospitals and other church-affiliated employers to implement a new policy that requires health insurers to offer birth control coverage, a top adviser to the president's re-election campaign said on Tuesday...Over the weekend, Catholic clergy across the country called for congregations to protest the rule and pressure Obama to back down.

"To force American citizens to choose between violating their consciences and forgoing their healthcare is literally unconscionable," said Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a statement last month.

Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University in Florida, who also served in the administration of President George W. Bush, said Tuesday he would fight the provision using "all lawful means at our disposal."

"Our non-Catholic employees and students understand fully that the University must adhere to Catholic teaching and they do not expect us to provide such services," he said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; obama; obamacare

1 posted on 02/07/2012 3:36:09 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding
I suspect the Obama Admin will walk this one back. It was a trial balloon that turned into a lead balloon. Never mind. If Zero is reelected, they will impose it again faster than you can say ‘the USA is toast’. I HOPE Catholics across the country will WAKE UP and see who this pretender really is.
2 posted on 02/07/2012 3:39:14 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Notwithstanding

The illegitimate defending the irresponsible with illogic and expecting everybody to think they are so much smarter than we seems the definition of contempt.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 3:40:30 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Notwithstanding

The Administration argument that Catholics must submit because they receive government money reveals the goal of socialism. Under Obama’s desired version of socialism, all entities would receive government money, thereby giving him dictatorial powers over everything.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 3:41:39 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: Notwithstanding

obama will offer these women free vouchers so that religious institutions hands are directly clean. maybe cut government funding to hospitals or universitites to fund any health care services they object to.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 3:43:02 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: Notwithstanding

I clicked on both links and received page not found.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 3:44:06 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Notwithstanding

I understand that zero personally gave this directive to his flying monkeys. It simply cannot be allowed to stand. IF it withstands challenge it should not be obeyed.

SKRU these people.

FUBO!


7 posted on 02/07/2012 3:46:14 PM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: NoGrayZone; Notwithstanding

same here


8 posted on 02/07/2012 3:49:16 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Notwithstanding

Mr. Osama Bama Ding-Dong has stepped in a pile of dogsh*t and doesn’t know how to scrape it off his shoe.

This is the kind of action I’ve been expecting from this ego-maniac. It will completely destroy his illegal fascist presidency. I’m betting he loses 90% of the illegal Mexican vote. Bye-bye, Buckwheat.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 3:52:27 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: originalbuckeye

Catholics have nothing to whine about, they have been in bed with the liberals on immigration and now cry foul.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 3:56:06 PM PST by OldGoatCPO
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To: originalbuckeye

Catholics have nothing to whine about, they have been in bed with the liberals on immigration and now cry foul.


11 posted on 02/07/2012 3:56:17 PM PST by OldGoatCPO
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To: Notwithstanding

Incredible that THIS was posted on May 12, 2009!!!!!!

(but, we didn’t like Bath-House Barry because of the color of his skin/sarc)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVN2MMuiedI&feature=iv&lr=1&user=RealCatholicTV&src_vid=UC7j6LMJWzI&annotation_id=annotation_515408


12 posted on 02/07/2012 4:00:02 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Notwithstanding

The churches should follow the example of Hillsdale College...accept NO federal money whatsoever...period. Then the Feds cannot dictate what you may do...Stevie666


13 posted on 02/07/2012 4:02:10 PM PST by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Notwithstanding

Someone should sprinkle Holy Water on Obummer.


14 posted on 02/07/2012 4:13:43 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Drench the Devil..)
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To: szweig

You are mistaken: all employers MUST follow the Obamacare mandates regardless of whether they receive federal money.

I do appreciate your point, however, regarding many other federal impositions related to accepting federal money.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 4:14:03 PM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: bunkerhill7

I suspect it would burn him.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 4:20:57 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: szweig

This ruling isn’t tied to accepting money; it is tied to whether or not you employ people of other faiths. The Catholic Church will pay the price for hiring non-Catholics.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 4:21:39 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: originalbuckeye

Whether he backs off this or not, he has lost most Catholics’ votes (most likely due to other things like unemployment & inflation, but lost just the same).

He’s doomed.


18 posted on 02/07/2012 4:23:13 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: ColdOne

They scrubbed it that quickly? Isn’t this the same man who said “may even take it to the streets”?


19 posted on 02/07/2012 4:24:59 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: kearnyirish2

From your keyboard to God’s ears!


20 posted on 02/07/2012 4:25:12 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye
Bret's panel said the same thing on the show today.

Krauthammer said that his liberal friend Mark Shields (liberal Catholic)went ballistic over Obama and his stand on this issue.

21 posted on 02/07/2012 4:27:28 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Notwithstanding; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; pieces of time; Warthog-2; Tzar; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


22 posted on 02/07/2012 4:29:00 PM PST by narses
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To: originalbuckeye

Most Catholic’s in my opinion are CINO’s...and vote Socialist.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 4:39:06 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Osage Orange; narses

Be that as it may: the point is that the POTUS (INO) is trying to insinuate his Muslim/communist/liberal/life-sucking beliefs into ever aspect of American society.

OVER MY DEAD BODY!!!


24 posted on 02/07/2012 4:42:32 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Notwithstanding

I have a simple philosophy and it is that I’ll take care of my kids, and if you can’t take care of yours, then don’t have any. The concept is not overly difficult, and it should not should be religious or political. That’s the way I see it.

Take care of your own or don’t have any.


25 posted on 02/07/2012 4:49:42 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: apoliticalone

Meant to add to my post above...and do not expect others to take care of your kids. This is black and white personal responsibility to me. Do not have kids if you can’t afford them.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 4:52:34 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Monkey Face

Agree..........


27 posted on 02/07/2012 4:53:59 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Osage Orange

Thanks, OO!!

*hug*


28 posted on 02/07/2012 5:18:19 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Notwithstanding; All

Try this URL:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/07/us-usa-health-catholics-idUSTRE8161FD20120207


29 posted on 02/07/2012 5:28:19 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Notwithstanding.
The Obama administration is willing to work with Catholic universities, hospitals and other church-affiliated employers...
Zero's playing a little game we all like to call extortion. He will back down (which is what he intended to do) in order to solidify his Catholic voter support in November.


30 posted on 02/07/2012 5:31:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: aimhigh

The Administration argument that Catholics must submit because they receive government money reveals the goal of socialism. Under Obama’s desired version of socialism, all entities would receive government money, thereby giving him dictatorial powers over everything.


Exactly. They will have 2 choices. Accept govt. aid in some shape or form or shut down and close their doors.


31 posted on 02/07/2012 6:03:52 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Notwithstanding

Just another little surprise buried in that 40 gazillion page piece of legislation that Congress couldn’t be bothered to read.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 6:27:16 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: originalbuckeye

It’s Pandoras Box. He should never have opened it. No matter what he does or says in the future he cannot walk back what he has already done. No matter what he does in the future, this will be a constant black cloud hanging over him.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 6:38:55 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Notwithstanding

More arrogance from the Kenyan.


34 posted on 02/08/2012 8:03:34 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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35 posted on 02/08/2012 4:44:18 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Notwithstanding

Franciscan University of Steubenville is another Catholic school that’s going to have to decide what it’s going to do. The way I see it, they have 3 choices: (1) Follow the federal law, (2) defy the government, or (3) close. They should choose option (2) until the situation becomes untenable, then close. Choosing option (1) negates the purpose of such an institution. Why exist at all in that case?


36 posted on 02/08/2012 4:57:02 PM PST by thesharkboy (poet, know it.)
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To: Notwithstanding

And don’t forget, liberals refer to the “Abortion pill” as “birth control”

I just heard a ‘conservative’ moron radio host reading from a press release, that
a university now stocks birth control pills in a vending machine.
But he did not make the connection that the ‘plan b’ pills in those vending
machine were Abortifactants.

If ‘plan b’ abortions can be called birth control, Catholics - get ready to be forced to fund that under ObamaCare.


37 posted on 02/09/2012 12:14:25 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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