I warned you that the devils in President Obama's health care reform law would be evident once HHS started handing down the accompanying regulations. The new rules forbidding all employers--including Catholic hospitals and schools--from denying insurance benefits for contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization are both shocking and oppressive. In spearheading this effort to force employers to violate their religious conscience, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gives Van Jones a run for his money in the "most-radical-present-or-former-Obama- Adminstration official" contest. The White House thinks it can minimize any political fall-out among US Catholics--after all, a solid majority use contraception and voted for him in 2008. Big mistake--for even cafeteria Catholics are made uncomfortable by a President who seems to side with the group building a mosque near Ground Zero but tramples upon the religious liberty of their church. When groups as un-conservative as USA Today
and the gang on Morning Joe are speaking out against this brazen HHS move, you know it's only a matter of time before we read about an Obama about-face on the issue (or so we hope). Click here to sign the petition telling the White House that they need to reverse this ruling.Click here to let Congress know what you think of this ruling.