Obama Administration: Birth Control Mandate is Final; Bishops Vow to Fight (Audio)
Kresta in the Afternoon Interview
January 31, 2012
By Al Kresta
Both the president of the U.S. bishops and the bishops’ Pro-Life chairman called on the thousands of Catholics gathered today at the March for Life to speak out for the protection of conscience rights and religious liberty. “From a human point of view, we may be tempted to surrender, when our government places conception, pregnancy and birth under the ‘center for disease control,’ when chemically blocking conception or aborting the baby in the womb is considered a ‘right’ to be subsidized by others who abhor it,” said Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). His words referred to the January 20 announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that nearly all employers will be forced to cover drugs and procedures that violate their conscience in their health insurance plans. Click Play on the video below to hear Al discuss this issue with Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
Al Kresta is President and CEO of Ave Maria Communications.
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