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USCCB action alert: lobby Congress on behalf of conscience-protection legislation

Catholic World News - May 01, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to contact their representatives in support of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act.

“The Obama Administration’s contraceptive/abortifacient/sterilization mandate will begin to be enforced against nonprofit religious schools, charities and health care providers on August 1,” according to the USCCB action alert. “In the days to come, Congress must decide whether to address this problem through must-pass legislation before that deadline. Members of the House should be urged to include the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940) in the next bill needed to keep the federal government operating.”

The USCCB action alert includes telephone and e-mail contact information, as well as suggested language to use in contacting representatives.

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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - May. 01, 2013 8:39 PM ET USA

    The bishops or their predecessors have made their beds with their Democrat friends by selling their souls for that party's social programs, with their "initiatives" that supposedly helped the "poor" and "immigrants" and their "peace initiatives" and opposition to defense spending and the bishops' seamless garments. Now the "woim has toined" and their friends have turned on them. Now the bishops will have to dance with them that brung them. Good luck, folks! Maybe a jail cell will help educate.

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