Bishops to GOP House: repeal Obamacare reg – Church willing to shut down government?

The following comes from a March 19 story on CNS News.

The Catholic bishops of the United States are asking the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to do something concrete and effective-rather than merely symbolic-to repeal a regulation the administration has issued under Obamacare that will force Catholics and other Christians to act against their faith in purchasing or providing health-care plans that cover sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs.

Last June, the bishops unanimously declared this regulation an “unjust and illegal mandate.” Since then, dozens of Catholic and Protestant private business owners, schools and non-profit organizations have sued the administration seeking to fully or partially overturn the regulation, arguing it violates their First-Amendment right to free exercise of religion.