Rally for Religious
Freedom at Independence Hall
March 23, 2012    12:00 PM       
On January 20, the Obama administration made it clear that the new HHS mandate requiring employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortifacient drugs through their insurance plans would be imposed on religious institutions. 
The HHS provided a "religious exemption" so narrow that it would exclude Catholic hospitals, universities and charities, forcing these institutions to act in direct opposition to Catholic teaching through the health care plans they provide. Institutions run by other religious organizations would be similarly affected. 
Religious leaders across the country have been speaking out against the HHS Mandate, including 171 Catholic bishops, and numerous lawsuits have been filed by Catholic institutions. 
What every citizen must know about the HHS Mandate 
* The mandate does not exempt Catholic charities, schools, universities, or hospitals.  
* The mandate forces these institutions and others, against their conscience, to pay for things they consider immoral. 
* The mandate forces coverage of sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and devices as well as contraception.  
* Americans of all political persuasions and religious backgrounds are unified in their opposition to the mandate  
* Abortion and contraception are not healthcare  
The Rally will take place from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. 
Sponsored by 
Pro-Life Union of S.E. Pa 
Archdiocesan Respect Life Office 
Office for Catholic Education 
You May Contact the Pro-Life Union at 215 885-8150 or go to their website www.prolifeunion.org 



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