Pelosi Won't Defend First Amendment Rights of Historic San Francisco Catholic Hospital

Matt Cover
CNS News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is Catholic, indicated on Friday that she supports forcing St. Mary’s Medical Center, the oldest continuously operating hospital in her San Francisco-based congressional district, to provide health plans to its workers that cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs free of charge even though the Catholic faith says this Catholic hospital may not do so because these things are intrinsically immoral.

“We are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus,” says the hospital’s mission statement.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius–who, like Pelosi, is Catholic–issued the sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate as a regulation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare.

The Catholic bishops of the United States have repeatedly argued, including in numerous lawsuits, that the regulation violates the First-Amendment-guaranteed right to the free exercise of religion by Catholics and Catholic institutions.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama touted the regulation in many stump speeches during the recent campaign, saying that health plans would now be required to provide women with cost-free contraception…

The article continues, with video, at

Update: Thanks Barack. Wal-Mart to Drop Insurance for New Hires

Remember when Obama told you, over and over again, that you could keep your insurance under Obamacare. It was a lie. Obama knew it was a lie. He knew Obamacare would replace private policies. That was the plan all along…

Also, HMM: “If States Don’t Set Up Insurance Exchanges, Will ‘Obamacare’ Implode?”…

Update 2: ‘Affordable health insurance for all’ means Welfare for 27 million more Americans.

To all voters who moved ‘Forward’ with Barack Obama in this last election cycle. I know the President promised that his health care law would guarantee ‘Affordable Health Insurance” for every American. The truth is, your President lied to you. According to the CBO, his health care law will leave 27 million of you UNINSURED after it’s full implementation. Worse yet, according to the CBO his health care law will place 16 to 17 million of you on a Government WELFARE program known as Medicaid. It is important to understand that Medicaid is nothing like private health insurance. Medicaid does not pay medical providers on time. And, when it does it pay – often many months later – it pays a small fraction of what private health insurance pays…

…Because providers are not getting paid, many Doctors, Specialist and other medical providers will simply stop taking Medicaid altogether…

Read the whole thing.

H/T iOwnTheWorld

If you are already a Medicare recipient you might want to read TRUTH about the Paul Ryan (R) and Ron Wyden (D) Medicare Reform Plan, with video.


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