Last Friday the Obama Administration announced that there would be no changes to its proposed mandate that all health insurance plans must provide coverage for contraception, abortion drugs, and sterilization (without a co-pay), despite an overwhelming outcry from citizens who rightly see this as an attack on their religious beliefs.
As president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal-elect Timothy Dolan of New York has been quite public in speaking up for Catholics and others who see this as an unprecedented erosion of religious freedom.
Here is a short video statement Dolan released: http://bcove.me/ob5itz9v
And here is a copy of an editorial he penned in the Wall Street Journal: ObamaCare and Religious Freedom
Please keep our bishops in prayer as they stand up against the contraception mandate!