ACLU Sues Catholic Health Care Providers to Force Abortions at Catholic Hospitals

A lawsuit was recently filed by the American Civil Liberties Union to force abortive procedures at Catholic hospitals (read article on LifeNews.com website). The ACLU's vendettive stance will cripple healthcare if allowed by the courts. Read more on the New York Post website.

Federal Health Care Mandate Violates Freedom of Religion
Government Issues Rules That Require Religious Schools, Hospitals, and Other Organizations to Offer Contraceptive and Abortfacient Drugs in Violation of Religious Conscience and Require Them to Take Part in Abortion Process
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Catholic bishops have issued a statement that calls upon the Catholic faithful, and all people of faith, to join in prayer and penance for our government leaders and for the complete protection of our religious liberty due to the unprecedented imposition of government rules that would require us to violate our faith. The government mandate, which became effective Aug. 1, 2012, would further ultimately act to end Catholic care for the poor and social services, as well as close Catholic schools and other institutions. Archbishop José Gomez, together with all bishops across the United States, calls us to pray and to take action by writing to our representatives in opposition to the government’s actions to take away our religious freedom.

Note - Do not be confused about the recent Supreme Court decision which upheld the new healthcare law. The court decision did not decide the matter of the HHS mandate. We must still work to prevent its imposition and to keep our religious freedoms from being eroded.



Visit Fortnight4Freedom.org to learn more about the Fortnight for Freedom which was called by U.S. bishops as a two-week period of prayer and action that was observed Jun. 21 thru Jul. 4 to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the January 1, 2014, deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate requiring them to offer health plans that include contraceptives and drugs that induce abortion.
 
Visit these sites for more information:
Get the Latest News About the Mandate from the Catholic News Agency
Learn About the Issue on the USCCB Website
Go to the Fortnight for Freedom Website
Read “A Statement on Religious Liberty”
Ayuda a Salvar Nuestra Libertad Religiosa
Prayers for Religious Freedom



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Cardinal Dolan prays for "respect for religious freedom"
during closing benedictions at the 2012 Democratic and Republican national conventions: