“Obama’s decision also reflects a certain view of liberalism. Classical liberalism was concerned with the freedom to hold and practice beliefs at odds with a public consensus. Modern liberalism uses the power of the state to impose liberal values on institutions it regards as backward. It is the difference between pluralism and anti-clericalism.”
— Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist
Below are some other helpful resources the MCC found about the Obama Administration’s HHS abortion-drug mandate.
News articles, editorials and Catholic resources:
Six Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate from the USCCB
USCCB’s point-by-point response to White House blog post about HHS mandate
The Atlantic‘s opinion column by Megan McArdle, who calls the mandate “stupid.”
Kansas City Star (Michael Gerson’s Washington Post column)
Transcript of Question and Answer about HHS Mandate with Jay Carney, White House press secretary.
Wall Street Journal’s article about the White House reiterating on Feb. 2nd that it would not rescind the mandate.
The National Catholic Reporter — Michael Sean Winters’ article on how the mandate changed his mind about President Obama.
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops’ statement on mandate
AP Article — Contraceptive Mandate Outrages Religious Groups
Washington Times’ article — Pro-life supporters balk at Obama’s new coverage rule
Spectator.org — Caesar Overreaching Once Again
Washington Post — Komen, Catholics and the Cost of Conscience
A Matter of Conscience — op-ed by Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
Rasmussen Reports article on how many people oppose mandate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Article — Missouri Senators divided over mandate.
Wall Street Journal opinion article about the growing furor over the Obama Administration’s mandate
New York Times’ article — Self-Insured Complicate Health Deal
Watch Cardinal Wuerl’s interview on MSNBC about the mandate and the so-called compromise