‘No Constitutional Rights Issue’ in Forcing Catholics to Act Against Their Faith

Many have already posted about this issue, but there is something about the video I include, hearing Jay Carney opine, gives me that adrenaline rush of anger. Two points I will make. One, note that Carney says it was “the Institute” that made this decision. Recall the now infamous “death Panels” that Sarah Palin warned us about, and was excoriated. The second point, recall the George Stephanopoulos smack down over Contraception during one of the debates? We could not understand where he was coming from? Could it be possible that he knew this was coming, and wanted to get Romney, et al on the record? What a coincidence now. Here we go.

CNS News:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says there are no “constitutional rights issues” involved in a regulation issued by the administration that requires all health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that induce abortions.

Because the Catholic Church holds that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are morally wrong and Catholic cannot be involved in them, the regulation in combination with the Obamacare mandate that all Americans buy health insurance will force American Catholics to choose between following the federal regulation or following the teachings of their church.

The regulation includes an exemption for “religious” employers, but to qualify for the exemption an employer must primarily employ people of its own faith, primarily serve people of its own faith, and primarily be involved in inculcating the tenets of the faith. In their comments to HHS on the regulation, the Catholic bishops said this “religious” exemption was so narrow Jesus Himself would not qualify for it. 

13 Responses to “‘No Constitutional Rights Issue’ in Forcing Catholics to Act Against Their Faith”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    Big government ever tries to make religion into what big government wants.

    I hope that the Catholic bishops make a big enough outcry so that Americans are aware that “First they came for…” will one day apply to all.


  2. loopyloo305 Says:

    Great post my friend, I am reblogging it!


  3. loopyloo305 Says:

    Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    No Constitutional Rights Issue’ in Forcing Catholics to Act Against Their Faith


  4. Teresa Rice Says:

    I already know of some liberal Catholics in the blogosphere who voted for Obama the first time around and after the mandate decision have said they will not vote for him again. Maybe people will start waking up? And vote for liberty.


  5. silverfiddle Says:

    Nothing to see here… move along!

    Of course there is a constitutional issue. Back it up a step and ask what gives the federal government the authority to tell any business or organization, let alone a church, what kind of insurance coverage it must provide?

    This is how far we’ve fallen. This is the constitutional broken window theory. They started breaking windows long ago, and now when we hear glass shattering we barely bat an eye…


    • Bunkerville Says:

      This may have been a bridge too far. Unless they are so certain that they will win the next election, they are fools to take on the Catholic Church. This should bring Obamacare back into the light once again. Hope springs eternal.


    • Steve Dennis Says:

      I couldn’t agree more, we have let the government interfere in businesses for far too long and now they are starting to tell our religious institutions how they must act. When will the American people say enough is enough and stand up to our leaders who wish to regulate every aspect of our daily lives?


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