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Why Obama is wrong on the HHS conscience regulations


MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS

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Date:
1/23/2012

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ABSTRACT J'ACCUSE/ Why Obama is wrong on the HHS conscience regulations Welcome   |   Login   |   Sign Up   | RSS Make This your Homepage   |   advanced research   SEARCH   Politics & Society MILANO | ROMA | LAVORO | TRASPORTI E MOBILITA | ENERGIA E AMBIENTE | EMMECIQUADRO | L'ASSAGGIO DI MASSOBRIO ENGLISH AUTORI | INTERVISTATI Home Arts & Media Culture Economics Education From the World Politics Science Welfare & Subsidiarity Politics & Society Tweet J'ACCUSE/ Why Obama is wrong on the HHS conscience regulations Michael Sean Winters January Mon 23, 2012 Obama, behind the latest health-care law Related Articles RELIGIOUS FREEDOM/ Statements on Conscience Protection HEALTH CARE/ Fr. Jenkins: agreements should be kept U.S./ HHS, Plan B & Scientism US/ Obama's Choice read the dossier Freedom of Religion read the Features The HHS Mandate debate I do not come at this issue as a Catholic special pleader, who wants only to protect my own, although it was a little bracing to realize that the president’s decision yesterday essentially told us, as Catholics, that there is no room in this great country of ours for the institutions our Church has built over the years to be Catholic in ways that are important to us. Nor, frankly, do I come at the issue as an anti-contraception zealot: I understand that many people, and good Catholics too, reach different conclusions on the matter although I must say that Humanae Vitae in its entirety reads better, and more presciently, every year. No, I come at this issue as a liberal and a Democrat and as someone who, until yesterday, generally supported the President, as someone who saw in his vision of America a greater concern for each other, a less mean-spirited culture, someone who could, and did, remind the nation that we are our brothers’ keeper, that liberalism has a long vocation in this country of promoting freedom and protecting the interests of the average person against the combined power of the rich, and that we should learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. I defended the University of Notre Dame for honoring this man, and my he.......