John Kennedy vs. Barack Obama

The CatholicVote.org Legal Action Fund is representing John Kennedy in a lawsuit against the Obama administration.

Here’s what he had to say:

Does health care reform mean forcing family businesses run by Christians to pay for drugs and procedures they believe are immoral, including drugs like the “morning after pill,” Plan B, and Ella, a derivative of the abortion drug RU-486? Are life-ending drugs more important than life-saving ones?

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the answer is yes.

Read the rest of Kennedy’s op-ed over at washingtonpost.com.

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6 thoughts on “John Kennedy vs. Barack Obama

  1. Paulspr says:

    I think it’s going to be a little difficult to argue that healthcare coverage for women to take the pill is a violation of your religious belief that a fetus is a person after the Catholic Church argued in court that a fetus is not a person and doesn’t have any legal rights.

    It seems that what you want to do is control the lives of others by telling them what they can and can not have covered under their health plan. Because when the shoe is on the other foot, it seems like the Catholic Church is more than willing to proclaim that a fetus is not a person, as long as it benefits THEIR bottom line.

    1. Msgr. Charles M. Mangan says:

      J.M.J. The Catholic Church didn’t argue in court; certain lawyers, who are not te Church, did.

      1. Marvin Derks says:

        Lawyers share their intended case with their clients before it goes to court. The “Catholic” defendants could have easily said, “no way.”

        1. Msgr. Charles M. Mangan says:

          J.M.J. I completely agree, Marvin. Yet, the Catholic defendants are not the Church. We can’t judge the Church’s authoritative Teaching on the basis of what certain Catholics do or don’t do.

    2. abadilla says:

      Paul you are unbelievable! Was I wrong in reading in some other post that you used to teach catechesis? If that is so, I truly do not understand your position at all, because every position you take is diametrically opposed to official church teaching, from contraceptives, to abortion, to gay marriage etc.
      At this point I doubt highly you believe the Church teaches the truth because her founder IS the truth. If that is the case, what keeps you from joining the Episcopal church or some other ecclesial body that has betrayed the tenets of Christianity long ago?

    3. Maryellen Schroeder says:

      Paulspr, Plan B is hardly “healthcare for women.” Mutliple studies have shown that improved access to Plan B does NOT decrease pregnancy and abortion rates, but DOES increase sexually transmitted diseases, with the suffering, costs, debility and sometimes death associated with STDs. (references are listed below–NONE are “pro-Catholic”, all are scientific journals.) When we face trillions of dollars of debt, it is hardly prudent for the government to mandate the use of tax dollars to provide free medication that is hardly “healthcare coverage for women” and rather causes them harm and increases costs for everyone.Moreover, besides the cost of STDs as a result of the use of Plan B, the drug itself is expensive. See 1. December 2012 article in Journal of Economic Inquiry “The Effect of Increased Access to Emergency Contraception on STDs and Abortion Rates”, as well as 2. UK study at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21288585 Additionally, see 3. “Population effect of increased access to emergency contraceptive pills: a systematic review.Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ” in Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jan;109(1):181-8. And there are many, many more.

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