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Obama's trespass on religious liberty


STEVE HUNTLEY

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Chicago SunTimes
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Media/Opinion
Date:
2/6/2012

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ABSTRACTObama’s trespass on religious liberty - Chicago Sun-Times Metering is ON Contact Subscribe E-paper TV Weekly Reader Services Advertise with Us Select a Publication or Site Daily Publications Chicago Sun-Times The Beacon News The Courier News The Herald News Lake County News-Sun The Naperville Sun Post-Tribune The SouthtownStar Pioneer Press - Pioneer Local PioneerLocal.com Barrington Courier Review Buffalo Grove Countryside The Doings Claredon Hills Edition The Doings Hinsdale Edition The Doings La Grange Edition The Doings Oak Brook Edition The Doings Weekly Edition The Doings Western Springs Edition Deerfield Review Elm Leaves   Evanston Review Forest Leaves Franklin Park Herald - Journal Glencoe News Glenview Announcements Highland Park News Lake Forester Lake Zurich Courier Libertyville Review Lincolnshire Review Lincolnwood Review   Morton Grove Champion Mundelein Review Niles Herald-Spectator Norridge-Harwood Heights News Northbrook Star Oak Leaves Park Ridge Herald-Advocate Skokie Review Vernon Hills Review Wilmette Life Winnetka Talk Affiliates YourSeason.com RogerEbert.com SearchChicago - Homes New and Used Cars from ToDrive.com SearchChicago - Directories suntimes Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Search Search Site All Papers YAHOO! Sign Up/Sign In for Premium Access! Home Autos Homes Pets Good to Know Special Sections 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Election 2012 News Metro Chicago Catholic News Chicago Union News Chicago Wildlife News Your Block Nation World Koschman City Hall Crime Data Education 2011 Illinois School Report Cards 2012 Election Lottery Politics Weather Columns & Blogs Mark Brown Alejandro Escalona The Fixer Stella Foster John W. Fountain Jack Higgins Steve Huntley Jesse Jackson Carol Marin Rich Miller Mary Mitchell Suzanne Ontiveros Other Views Richard Roeper Michael Sneed Neil Steinberg Lynn Sweet Laura Washington The Watchdogs Stephanie Zimmermann Sports Hot Corner Bears Roster Schedule Results Player Stats Team Stats Blackhawks Roster Schedule Results Player Stats Team Stats Bulls Roster Schedule Results Player Stats Team Stats Cubs Roster Schedule Results Player Stats Team Stats Fire White Sox Roster Schedule Results Player Stats Team Stats Other Teams Fire Rush Sky Wolves MLB Results Injuries Teams Players Standings Leaders Odds Draft NBA Results Injuries Teams Players Leaders Standings Power Rankings Odds Draft NFL Results Injuries Teams Players Leaders Standings Odds Power Rankings Draft NHL Results Injuries Teams Players Leaders Standings Odds Draft Colleges Basketball Results Football Results Brackets NCAAB WNCAAB Fan Gallery High Schools Other Sports Auto Racing Boxing Golf UFC/MMA Horse Racing Soccer Columns Joe Cowley Fantasy Football Inside the Bears Inside the Blackhawks Inside the Bulls Inside the Cubs Inside Illinois Inside Northwestern Inside Notre Dame Inside the White Sox Inside the Wolves Sean Jensen Rick Morrissey Outdoors/Dale Bowman Stray Casts Rick Telander Business Earnings Futures Personal finance Portfolio Technology Innovation Digital Second City blog Columns & blogs Sandra Guy Andy Ihnatko David Roeder Terry Savage Opinions Editorials Letters to the Editor Submit a Letter Columns & blogs BackTalk Alejandro Escalona John W. Fountain Jack Higgins Steve Huntley Jesse Jackson Carol Marin Rich Miller Suzanne Ontiveros Other Views Laura Washington Lifestyles Crossword Easy Family Fashion/Beauty Food Recipes Swap Shop Health Horoscopes Lottery Mind & Body Religion Shopping Sudoku Columns & blogs Dear Abby Laura Berman Ask Dog Lady Betsy Hart Dave Hoekstra Parties with Elizabeth Hamel Cheryl Lavin You Docs Columnists Blogs Entertainment Roger Ebert Books Centerstage Dining Galleries Gaming Movies Music People Stage Television Video games Weekend Columns & blogs Thomas Conner Our Town Cindy Pearlman Lori Rackl Hedy Weiss Bill Zwecker Travel Funjet Ebert Latest Reviews & More Classifieds Place An Ad Jobs Autos Real Estate & Rentals Garage Sales General Merchandise Pets Miscellanea Directories Jobs Commute County Post Resume News & Advice Salaries Top Jobs For Employers Obits Notable Deaths Obituaries   Obama’s trespass on religious liberty STEVE HUNTLEY shuntley.cst@gmail.com February 6, 2012 6:58PM Reprints Updated: March 8, 2012 8:09AM Conservative complaints of expansive, constitutionally suspect government over-reach under President Barack Obama often are dismissed by liberals as unwarranted. Now those warnings are being realized as the Obama administration trespasses on the fundamental American principle of religious freedom and tolerance by imposing its mandates on the Catholic Church. At issue is the new federal rule that Catholic hospitals, universities and charities be required to provide employees with health insurance including coverage for contraception, sterilization services and the “morning after” birth control pill. All violate Catholic doctrine. And of course this rule would apply to other fundamentalist r.......