Catholics fire shot at Obama contraceptives

Prominent groups taking White House to court

By Anita Crane


Two prominent international Catholic organizations are filing lawsuits against the Obama administration for its mandate requiring them to pay for abortion-inducing drugs because that requirement violates the groups’ religious beliefs.

The Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN, is based in Irondale, Ala., and announced it filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Ala., against the Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other government agencies seeking to halt the imposition that employers pay for such contraceptives – no matter their religious objections.

The case asks the court for a declaratory judgment that the mandate is unconstitutional.

Also, Priests for Life, based in Staten Island, N.Y, announced it will sue the Obama administration.

Both EWTN and Priests for Life believe the Obama administration is violating universal human rights, not just the rights of Catholics. In fact, the word “catholic” means “universal.” And both organizations realize the Obama mandates ultimately force their donors to pay for unethical and deadly procedures.

Read their compelling statements here:

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