A petition drive against the mandate has been started at www.stophhs.com. Please go there and sign on and object to this brazen attempt by the government to trample on religious liberty.
Also included at that site are the following quotes from three of our Catholic bishops:
"In effect, the president is telling us that we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences."
- Bishop David Zubik of PittsburghThe Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, ‘To Hell with you!’ There is no other way to put it.
- Bishop Daniel Jenky of PeoriaI am honestly horrified that the nation I have always loved has come to this hateful and radical step in religious intolerance.
Here is a link to a short video put out by the bishops' conference on the fight for conscience protection. If you don't have enough time to view the longer video in the previous post, take a look at this shorter one (www.usccb.org) , but, please try to watch the longer CSpan video when you are able.