Posted by: Christine Johnson | February 2, 2012

Petitioning for the Repeal of the HHS Contraception Mandate

word cloud of the bishops statements courtesy of @prolixpatriot

Even if you disagree with the Church’s teachings on birth control, you, too, should be writing to your congressman and senators to ask them to help restore religious freedom in America. Here is the content of my letter, but you’re able to edit it at the NCHLA site:

“Recently, HHS announced a mandate for all insurance policies to cover contraception and sterilization without copay. For many people, including Catholics, this coverages is in direct violation of our beliefs. To require these things to be covered is an assault on our First Amendment right to practice our faith without government interference.

It’s a sad thing that I must now ask your help as a Congressman to stop the Executive Branch of our government from ignoring the Constitution of the United States; however, I have no other recourse at this time.

Please co-sponsor the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (S. 1467) and help enact it into law. The Obama administration’s decision to require even religious institutions to provide coverage of sterilization and contraceptives, including drugs that can cause an abortion, makes passage of this measure especially urgent. Please ensure that the rights of conscience of all participants in our nation’s health care system are respected.

I thank you for your support in this matter, and will be keeping you in my prayers as we fight for our freedom of religion to be restored.”

(Obviously, the letter for my congressman has HR 1179 instead.)

Go here to send your own letters.

Also, don’t forget the official petition to the White House! We are HALFWAY to the goal of minimum signatures! Sign it here.

When you’re finished, please pass this on.

More on this topic at Domestic Vocation.

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