Planned Parenthood Launches Ad Campaign to Defend Obama’s Attack on Catholics (Video)
Last week Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan lashed out at the Obama Administration for forcing religious organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. The rule would force Christian organizations to provide free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion drugs to workers even though this violates Catholic Church teaching. The new rules are so strict that most Catholic institutions will not qualify for an exemption.
Even Pope Benedict warned of the “grave threat” to religious freedom in United States before the Obama Administration approved the new rules.
But at least Obama can count on Planned Parenthood.
The abortion group released an ad today defending Obama’s attack on Catholics.
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is defending President Barack Obama’s decision to put in place a mandate forcing religious employers to pay for insurance coverage for their employees that covers birth control or drugs that may cause abortions.
The Obama Administration issued a statement re-iterating the “contraceptive mandate” requiring all insurance providers cover the full range of FDA-approved drugs and devices would remain intact. This mandate, issued in August, includes drugs that work after conception to destroy life rather than prevent it. The statement included a postponement of one year for religious groups that do not already carry contraceptives and additionally would not be exempted under last year’s narrow definition of “religious employer.”
Although pro-life and faith groups of various stripes strongly oppose the mandate, the Catholic Church and pro-life Catholic groups have taken the lead in opposing it.
Planned Parenthood pressed for the mandate to ensure such coverage under Obamacare and is now launching a national television campaign praising it.