In case you missed it earlier this week, the National Organization for Women [NOW] put the Little Sisters of the Poor on their "Dirty 100" list. The list is a compilation of organizations and groups that have filed suit against the contraception mandate in Obamacare and claims the Little Sisters of the Poor is forcing their religion onto employees by objecting to the mandate on religious grounds.
The Catholic nuns of The Little Sisters of the Poor dedicate their lives to helping the sick and people who are dying. From their website:
Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our MISSION is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.
Our VISION is to contribute to the Culture of Life by nurturing communities where each person is valued, the solidarity of the human family and the wisdom of age are celebrated, and the compassionate love of Christ is shared with all.??
REVERENCE for the sacredness of human life and for the uniqueness of ?each person, especially those who are poorest and/or weakest. This is ?reflected in care that is holistic and person-centered.
Last night on The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly took on former NOW President Patricia Ireland over their inclusion of the Little Sisters in their "Dirty 100" list. Ireland is the same woman who is clueless about the fact Hobby Lobby offers employees 16 different forms of contraception.
Here's a thought for Ms. Ireland, who argues the Little Sisters of the Poor should simply "opt-out." If women want contraception coverage, they have the option of opting out of jobs that do not provide what they are looking for.
The bottom line is NOW isn't interested in defending the rights of women, they're interested in defending big government policies. Last time I checked nuns were women too, but for some reason the National Organization for Women isn't interested in defending their right to freedom of religion, but is interested in defining women by the pills they take. It's a shame NOW supports the heavy hand of government forcing women to do things that are against their beliefs.
You can read more about NOW and their anti-woman, big government agenda in my new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women.
Thanks to RightSightings for the video.
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.
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