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March 18, 2012
Is Obama caving on, or widening, the contraception mandate?
Leave it to the Obama administration to muddy up the waters even more. From a March 16 story at LifeSiteNews.com: In a move that is likely to reignite the ire of religious leaders, late Friday afternoon the Obama administration announced a proposal that would require universities, including religious universities, to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs to their students, as well as their employees, without a co-pay. This appears to significantly widen the originally-announced HHS mandate, which had only applied to employees. The White House released the 32-page proposal late Friday afternoon.... Sister Mary Ann Walsh, spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said she found it unusual the announcement came as part of a Friday news dump on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. 'I am surprised that such important information would be announced late Friday of St. Patrick's Day Weekend and as we prepare for the fourth Sunday of Lent,' she...(Read Full Post)