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Obama must stop bullying Catholics

It was heartening and refreshing to read Douglas Turner’s column, “High court should nix contraception order.” I usually bypass The News’ editorial page due to its left-leaning bias. Turner cites the upcoming case brought by Hobby Lobby against the Obama administration, which is ordering employers to provide health insurance covering contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization regardless of their religious objections.

The administration seems to have selective sympathy toward various groups and causes. When it comes to Catholic institutions, the push seems even stronger to comply. “Bullying” is a word that comes to mind. The Little Sisters of the Poor, which runs nursing homes, courageously took its case to the Supreme Court, and won.

President Obama is scheduled to have an audience with Pope Francis at the end of March. Obama has expressed his agreement with the Holy Father’s message of peace and justice. Perhaps Obama’s heart will be softened during this meeting, and compassion for all humans, unborn as well, will prevail. Francis has said, “Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court or kill you.”

Barbara Pelosi

Williamsville