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Bishops reject latest Obama olive branch on contraceptives

Bishops reject latest Obama olive branch on contraceptives

As you might recall, federal regulations have been issued under the Affordable Care Act concerning what the types of coverage that health care plans must include. Contraceptives are, of course, on the list. Houses of worship and seminaries are exempt from the mandate, but that’s not good enough for the bishops.

The Bishops strike back: Catholic hierarchy promises renewed contraceptive fight

Just one week after the Religious Right and the Catholic hierarchy suffered a stinging defeat of their agenda on Election Day, the bishops are back in the fight against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.

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Catholic leaders endorse candidates despite growing flock objections

Are members of the Catholic hierarchy saying one thing and doing another when it comes to partisan politics? Let’s see.

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Batty over birth control: Setting the record straight about the contraception mandate

Starting yesterday, a number of provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that affect primarily women’s health began taking effect. One of them is a mandate that most employers contract with an insurance firm that provides no-cost birth control.

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Bishops and religious right intensify crusade against contraceptives

Right-wing religious groups that seek to curtail Americans’ ability to get and use birth control are feeling newly empowered. The Catholic bishops, aided and abetted by their pals in the Religious Right, continue working to deny Americans access to affordable and effective forms of contraceptives.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s TV ad currently playing around the country, countering the Catholic bishops’ war against contraception, remains timely and current after last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.

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Fatuous ‘Fortnight’: Bishops’ crusade is about power, not religious freedom

What exactly is the Catholic hierarchy up to? Are the bishops genuinely concerned about religious freedom or are they engaging in a partisan power play?

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Action Alert:  Join FFRF in rebutting Catholic Bishops’ ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ propaganda

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is fighting back against an offensive by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its upcoming “fortnight for freedom.” Like a secular David defending himself against Goliath, FFRF has launched an opening volley against the monolithic church and its war against the contraceptive mandate.

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Girl Scouts On The Rack: Catholic Bishops Have Just A Few Questions….

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is conducting an “official inquiry” into the frightening activities of those insidious cookie-mongers.

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