HHS Mandate Fact Sheet Now Available

Posted by John Jansen (March 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm)

U.S. CapitolIf you attend one of 140 Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom locations tomorrow, you’re sure to get questions from passersby like, “What are you guys doing here?” and “What is the HHS Mandate, anyway?”

That’s why we’ve prepared an HHS Mandate Fact Sheet [PDF] for organizers to distribute to the general public, which contains FAQ style questions and answers on the HHS Mandate, along with plus some practical action items for continuing the fight.

The Fact Sheet addresses the following questions:

  • What is the HHS Mandate and how does it violate religious freedom?
  • Isn’t this really all about providing access to contraception?
  • Didn’t President Obama work out these religious objections?
  • What can I do to help stop the HHS Mandate?

We recommend that organizers print enough copies of the Fact Sheet to distribute to everyone who attends a Rally, and enough additional copies to give out to passersby who are interested in learning more about the HHS Mandate and its assault on religious freedom.

You can download the HHS Mandate Fact Sheet here [PDF]. Get informed, and spread the word!

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16 Responses to “HHS Mandate Fact Sheet Now Available”

  1. Lois Garbisch says:

    How do we decide which consciences are more worthy than others, to honor them? How do we decide which religions are more worthy than others, to honor those beliefs, if they clash with other religious beliefs regarding these issues?

    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:28 pm
  2. LoveGodAndAsHeLoved says:

    made 300 copies for our rally and also put the first amendment on the back.

    March 22nd, 2012 at 7:50 pm
  3. John says:

    When Atheists are finally equal in being able to run for office and able to live without fear of being judged by the religious then I think you could say religious freedom. As of now, you are not being true to your own name.

    March 22nd, 2012 at 9:36 pm
  4. Ethelbert Roy Onyewuenyi says:

    I am a Catholic by faith,and I have been following the political debate, and am appalled that the President has been branded anti catholic; you forget that the president has a constituency to which he has to apease.
    I am sure the President shares the same values we hold but for politics; how about the poor he has been protecting and defending, 46 million American that have no health insurance…. when I have no pain, Lord help me to remember the suffering, whose suffering we take for granted. We will not be holding these rallies if we played our role in making better
    christians; what do we see in our churches but old parishioners, indicating that the Church has a lot to do to get its massage across to the younger generation of voters rather than blaming Obama.It appears that the Church establishment sends more time with administration than reaching out to those for whom Christ came for, the merginalizes and the less privillaged.People become come Christ like by the people they see around them; we have a lot to do that we are followers of christ. You do not legislate religion, those who vote for Oboma do not believe in our message and that means we have a lot of work to do… it is the changing tides of times. May the God Lord help us in our endevour.

    March 23rd, 2012 at 1:55 am
  5. dhunt says:

    “How do we decide…”How about just respecting basic human dignity?Not $1.00 Abortion. sterilizations for college age girls, euthanasia for grandma or anyone else we deem unworthy or a “burden”.Not trying to make people pay for the culture of death and passing it off as health care.

    “I am sure the President shares the same values we hold…” Same values we hold?Are you sure you’re Catholic?

    “When Atheists are finally equal in being able to run for office..” It’s a free country.Where are they?How many Catholic presidents have we had?Do you know who is the most persecuted religious group in the world?

    March 23rd, 2012 at 9:51 am
  6. Paul says:

    Christians can no longer vote for any democratic candidate at any level of government. Here’s why: link.

    March 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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    March 23rd, 2012 at 3:17 pm
  8. Matt says:

    Why does the religious objection/belief of the employer outweigh the religious belief of the employee? I don’t get it.

    March 23rd, 2012 at 3:31 pm
  9. Losnlee02 says:

    Ethelbert Roy Onyewuenyi… I do not at all mind helping the poor who need healthcare! I too am Catholic, but I believe that the government has stepped way beyond their bounderies and that the communities and Church’s need to take back that resposibility of caring for those in need. I do not feel that I should have to pay for an abortion, through taxes, if I believe them to be immoral. We are talking about a human life!! I see more people standing up for the rights of animals then I do these poor unborn human beings. I also feel that birth control, except for natural family planning, is wrong. Young people should be taught to keep their pants on until marriage, as the Bible says. If you say that you are Catholic you must abide by all the teachings and not pick and choose the ones that you find to your liking. That is the same as getting a job and your boss says here are the things we need you to do for this job and you tell him, “well, I don’t want to do part c because I really don’t like it”,
    you would be replaced in a second!!

    March 23rd, 2012 at 4:03 pm
  10. Michael says:

    Ethelbert Roy Onyewuenyi, poor Roy is your typical Catholic that lost their faith and don’t know it. “People become come Christ like by the people they see around them”, wrong Raymond. We Must Obey the Kingship of Christ. The Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks to our solemn obligation as follows:
    The duty of offering God genuine worship concerns man both individually and socially. This is “the traditional Catholic teaching on the moral duty of individuals and societies toward the true religion and the one Church of Christ.” By constantly evangelizing men, the Church works toward enabling them “to infuse the Christian spirit into the mentality and mores, laws and structures of the communities in which [they] live.” The social duty of Christians is to respect and awaken in each man the love of the true and the good. It requires them to make known the worship of the one true religion which subsists in the Catholic and apostolic Church. Christians are called to be the light of the world. Thus, the Church shows forth the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies (CCC 2105).

    March 23rd, 2012 at 8:27 pm
  11. j says:

    soo u guys think u deserve religon freedom, but woman dont deserve equal rights? you think gays should burn in hell because of their sexuality? how can you stand for freedom and then deny to others???

    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:25 pm
  12. j says:

    oh and im an athiest so…
    i hope i didnt offend anyone

    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:26 pm
  13. Lisa says:


    If I can take a moment to answer your questions individually…

    “soo u guys think u deserve religon freedom, but woman dont deserve equal rights?”

    What equal right is anyone trying to deny women? The issue being discussed is whether our government has the right to force anyone who does not believe in birth control to provide for the payment of it. Nobody is trying to deny women equal rights. It is obvious that you don’t grasp the violation of their religious freedom here. But, it is a valid concern.

    Everybody in this country has access to birth control. So, nobody’s rights are being infringed upon. Although, I truly don’t know why we use the term “right” when we discuss something like birth control. Do I have the “right” to aspirin, vitamin C, etc? I have the privilege of those things. So, what you are advocating is the governmental forcing of a group to violate their religious convictions to provide for the privilege of another.

    “you think gays should burn in hell because of their sexuality?”

    Christians believe that ALL sinners will pay for their sins. That the only way for any of us to enter heaven is through the repentance of our sins and acceptance of Christ as the leader of our life and choices. There is no distinction made between sin. AND Christians don’t want anyone to die in sin. Your question really should be, “Why do you think being gay is a sin?” Because, trust me, no Christian is happy about ANY type of sin that separates us from God.

    “how can you stand for freedom and then deny to others???”

    Nobody wants to deny any freedom to others. We live in a country where we are lucky to have numerous freedoms, lots of rights, and a boatload of privileges. The problem is when we confuse what each of those are and begin to lump them all together.

    March 24th, 2012 at 8:51 am
  14. Clifton Carl says:

    Picked up one of your fact sheets at the rally in Toledo Friday.(What a great event!)But it seems to be aimed only at those who are already in “the club.”

    I know a few knucklehead voters who could be convinced to support religious freedom, but who would round file anything that has “pro-life” on it – like the pro-life organization names and links at the bottom of your fact sheet. Even in a small way you are promoting your organizations’ core message and my unenlightened knuckleheads aren’t quite dumb enough to miss that – and take offense to it.

    Even if in just a small way, you are conflating the issues of abortion and religious freedom, and making religious freedom controversial too.

    IMHO if you’re serious about helping to get broadbased public support for religious freedom, you’ll bite the bullet and get rid of pro-life references in your leaflets, newsletters, signage or anything else for public distribution.

    Appreciate your efforts, been there.

    March 24th, 2012 at 9:21 am
  15. j says:

    “what equal rights are beinig denied to woman?”
    well In 1Timothy 2:11-15 we are told that women are not permitted to have authority over men and that they must be silent because Adam was formed first then Eve.
    oh and in Genesis 3:16. In accordance with God’s command, some fundamentalist sects forbid painkillers during childbirth. how about one more? 24:1-4. Women’s main role was to bear male children and infertile women were scorned. In the bible it was always the women who were sterile, never the men. is this enough to prove that woman don’t have equal rights or “privlages” as you would say ?
    also, HOW dare you say that being gay is a sin? you have no idea what those people go through ITS NOT A CHOICE!!!!!!!!! they are born the way they are and cannot change it!!!!!

    March 25th, 2012 at 9:51 am
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