RIGHT WING GROUPS TO FUND ATTACK ON OBAMA
Facing opinion polls that show President Obama respectably ahead among Catholic voters, conservative Catholics, financed by wealthy Republican operatives, are unleashing an effort to lessen the Catholic support for the President. Republican millionaires and businesses are funding over one million pro-Romney “Catholic Voter Guides” to be distributed by the Right-Wing Catholic Association. Based on focus group results rather than Catholics principles, the Guides do not mention abortion. Instead they push the right of bosses to decide if women can have contraceptive coverage in their health care plans.
The Obama administration has exempted the Catholic Church from the contraceptive mandate. Going beyond the definition of religious employer in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Administration has also offered an accommodation to church related organizations. The “Catholic Association” seeks to make every woman worker in private industry have to ask her boss and get his permission to including contraceptive coverage in her health care plan.