… Secretary Sebelius’ record on abortion is at least as troubling as the mandate. When Governor of Kansas, Sebelius supported abortion rights and vetoed pro-life legislation. In 2008, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City reportedly told Sebelius, a Roman Catholic, to stop receiving the Eucharist until she publicly recants her position on abortion and makes a “worthy sacramental confession.”
The Jesuits too, have been well known for their hard left theology and ideology. This should come as no surprise to anyone. These are the same people who hid the crucifix when Obama came Georgetown to speak because it apparently offended him. They also invited Larry Flint to speak in 1999 but have a faculty who signed a protest petition when Rep. Paul Ryan came to speak. But what does surprise me is their position that they will agree to be forced to pay for abortions, abortifacients and sterilizations.
Birth control is one thing. And in the scheme of this, it’s a minor thing. But mandating that Catholics pay for abortions, morning after drugs and sterilizations is more than I can palate. Forcing a religion to go against it’s basic doctrine to please the government is a first amendment violation. It’s that simple. No one is going to take away a woman’s right to choose (as long as Roe v Wade is the law of the land) but to force a religion to recognize and then participate in it, is against everything that we have held sacred in America. And no one is forcing anyone to take a job at a Catholic institution where they know that it’s against their doctrine to support abortion.
Sign the petition if you are so moved. You don’t need to be Catholic to do so.