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Istook978 Catholic Leaders Feel Oppressed by Obama

Recorded on March 7, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

Catholic bishops gather next week to discuss President Obama's edict that mandates insurance not only for birth control but also for abortion-inducing drugs.

President Obama claims he compromised, but that was just an accounting gimmick that was “next to nothing,” according to Cardinal Dolan—the leader of Catholics in America. Dolan says, “ religious freedom is under attack, and we will not cease our struggle to protect it.”

Catholic hospitals, schools and charities are under government order to violate a fundamental teaching of their church. Cardinal Dolan says the mandate will choke off Catholic charities. While in public the White House claims it wants to work things out, the Cardinal says that in private, White House aides won't give an inch.

We hear phony claims of a “war against women,” but the real fight is to protect religion from being stomped upon by government.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.