A few days ago Sr. Mary Ann Walsh at the USCCB Blog posted this:
Friday, March 9, 2012Why?
Amish, Ok. Catholics, No.
The Amish are exempt from the entire health care reform law. So are members of Medi-Share, a program of Christian Care Ministry. Yet, when the Catholic Church asks for a religious exemption from just one regulation issued under the law – the mandate that all employers, including religious institutions, must pay for sterilization and contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs – the Administration balks.
The President sees the Catholic Church as a threat. The Catholic Church is an obstacle to his money-saving-through-baby-reducing agenda. Doubt that? It is an obstacle to his plan for the state to grab control of vast swatches of the economy and social institutions which help people.
Read the whole piece - it's something to think about....