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Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:16 PM

W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands

W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands
By Leigh Ann Caldwell

"We're going to go ahead and implement it," White House Chief of Staff Jack Law said.

After being pressed by host Bob Schieffer about the White House's latest change to its contraception coverage policy and the push-back the administration is receiving from the Catholic Church, Lew said the White House is comfortable with its decision.

"We have broad consensus - not universal consensus - that this is an approach that's right," Lew said.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops denounced the modification in a lengthy statement: "We will therefore continue - with no less vigor, no less sense of urgency - our efforts to correct this problem through the other two branches of government."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57376151/w.h-official-contraceptive-rule-stands/

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Reply W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands (Original post)
kpete Feb 2012 OP
Thrill Feb 2012 #1
Deep13 Feb 2012 #2
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2012 #14
JJW Feb 2012 #3
stockholmer Feb 2012 #5
MarkCharles Feb 2012 #7
UCmeNdc Feb 2012 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2012 #6
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2012 #15
crunch60 Feb 2012 #24
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Drunken Irishman Feb 2012 #8
madokie Feb 2012 #22
underpants Feb 2012 #9
SunSeeker Feb 2012 #10
Fearless Feb 2012 #11
rocktivity Feb 2012 #12
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2012 #21
eringer Feb 2012 #13
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2012 #16
Myrina Feb 2012 #23
julian09 Feb 2012 #17
bloom Feb 2012 #18
Grassy Knoll Feb 2012 #19
Heathen57 Feb 2012 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. So they are going to get involved in Politics?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:33 PM

2. Pssst. Bishops, ...

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 06:17 PM

14. OMG...

that graffiti is making me laugh my ass off.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:59 PM

3. Tax them!

 

And it is time to imprison those pedophile priests and those who hid these crimes.

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Response to JJW (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:06 PM

5. big thumbs up, lock those paedos up

 

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Response to JJW (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:23 PM

7. Yeah, if they want to screw around with foolish idiot Republicans...

 

Tax the whole church!

Then arrest all the pedo's and put them in GTMO for a few years.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:04 PM

4. Women should organize

Women should take these GOP politicians down over this issue.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:20 PM

6. +1000 n/t

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 06:19 PM

15. unfortunately in the bible belt...

there are many women that oppose reproductive rights.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 01:42 PM

24. All of us should take them

 

down, because their controlling antiquated policies affect entire families. I am not a Catholic, and do not believe we should be pushed around by Rome.Their religious values are not mine, and I see no reason why they should have a say in our laws. With all the Priest who have molested and raped children,AND their attempts at covering it up, they are in NO position to try and mandate their so-called morals to us.

"Fallen away Catholic"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:34 PM

8. .

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 09:07 AM

22. I'm right here beside you

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:57 PM

9. Good

Hell YES!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 05:00 PM

10. Keep standing your ground, my President.

Where was these bishops' "sense of urgency" to get rid of the pedophile priests? These bishops can't possibly believe in god and act this way. They are in a frenzy issuing long statements insisting contraception (that prevents the need for abortions!) is a "problem" they need to "correct with vigor" and "urgency" through each "branch of government." But drop a dime on a pedo priest? No, no, no need to involve the police--we'll deal with that problem in house. If this lobbying of all branches of government is not political action, I don't know what is. Their tax exempt status should be taken away immediately. Sick, evil hypocrites.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 05:09 PM

11. Tax the hell out of them.

Literally or figuratively.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 05:46 PM

12. DING DING DING! White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, you're our grand prize winner!

"...(T)his is an approach that's right," Lew said.

And The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops know it now, if they didn't before.

They got what they wanted; Obama got what he wanted; the insurance companies got what they wanted (they'll come out ahead paying for contraception rather than unwanted pregnancies and abortions). Best of all, ALL American woman can get free contraception from their insurance companies IF THEY CHOOSE TO -- which means women who DON'T want to use contraception for WHATEVER reason get what THEY want, too!

This approach is SO right, in fact, I'm willing to bet that this is the outcome Obama ultimately wanted in the first place.

Welcome to Pwned-ville, bishops -- try to enjoy your stay!


rocktivity

P.S. And cue the DU "Cry Me A River" String Quartet!



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Response to rocktivity (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 07:45 AM

21. Pwned-ville!! Haaaa!! I love it!

I gotta buy some more hearts!!!! (and support one of my favorite organizations, Planned Parenthood)

The wording of the bishops' statement reallllllllllly made me ill! What hubris!! TAX THEM!!!!! And the evangelicals too, while we're at it!!!!!

STOP the christofascists

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 05:54 PM

13. Removing the Tax Exempt Status of Churchs Could Balance the Budget

Lets remove the biggest loophole in the tax code starting now!

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Response to eringer (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 06:20 PM

16. it would help a lot of state budgets out, too...

churches tend to sit on prime real estate.

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Response to eringer (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 09:15 AM

23. +1 brazillon

The statement itself shows that the church is - and intends to be - political ... so their tax exempt status needs to go, like yesterday.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 08:30 PM

17. Freedom of religion and freedom from religion are coequal. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 08:49 PM

18. Someone needs to tell the Bishops that this is NOT about them - seeing as how they aren't women. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 10:48 PM

19. Do the Catholic's really want to start shit ?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 11:32 PM

20. Those misgynoists need

to get together to form a PAC and just get it over with. Then they would have to take care of the taxes that they don't now.

Along those lines, they already may have one with the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) refuses, even under court order, to reveal their backers. Since the leaders were all Catholic and one of the money sources is the Knights of Columbus, I wonder if their other sources includes the RCC itself.

I really don't believe that the Bishops will give up until they force their views on the entire country. Maybe they need to work on the 98% of the Catholic women to follow the rules before they start to try and control the rest of the populace.

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