Abortion-Drug Mandate Information

“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

USCCB’s bulletin insert about the 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


For all of the MCC’s articles about the HHS Mandate, click here.

To find out where your Congressional delegate stands on the mandate, click here.

One thought on “Abortion-Drug Mandate Information

  1. Margaret M. Pedtke says:

    As a Catholic and American citizen have never felt so threatened by my government as I feel now with the federal mandate on contraception and abortion. I truly feel frightened.

    Margaret M. Pedtke
    St. Charles, Mo.

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