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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  August 31, 2012
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Wendy Long: The Real War Is on Religious Freedom, Not Women or Women's Health

With Wendy Long, you won't go wrong.

New York's Republican/Conservative United States Senator candidate Wendy Long (www.wendylongfornewyork.com) put in plainly: "Obama is trampling religious freedom" (www.wendylongfornewyork.com/religious_freedom).

Do not be deceived by Team Obama's Republican War on Women canard!

The choice is between respect for religious freedom and FREE contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization, not the right to contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization.

Contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization are legal, but religious freedom is America's First Freedom.

Team Obama is insisting that people who believe that contraception, abortion and sterilization are morally wrong and aiding and abetting them is a sin for the aider and abettor neverthelesss must pay for them for others.

This is NOT a Catholics-only issue.

Long explained: "If federal government is willing to take on an institution the size of the American Catholic Church, it can also run rough-shod over other smaller Christian denominations or for that matter Jewish, Muslim or other faiths that have come to our nation in pursuit of happiness and the free practice of their faith."

EXACTLY!

In New York, the United States Senate race is between Long, a champion of religious freedom and the United States Constitution, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a champion of federal funding of the largest abortion business in the United States, Planned Parenthood.

Recently, a SuperPac promoting religious freedom went on television with a 30-second ad and a six-figure media buy in New York. If you havenít seen it, please view it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jF4MN6zxPg.

Long noted: "The ad speaks about my support for Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Catholic Church in the battle for religious freedom that they are waging against the Obama administration and Kirsten Gillibrandís mandate forcing Catholics and other Americans to take actions that violate their faith or conscience. Cynically, the Obama administration and Senator Gillibrand have tried to paint this as a fight for 'womenís health.' Their claims are false. Make no mistake; this is an attack on religious freedom, which is our first and most basic freedom as Americans and as human beings."

That's what's beneath the Team Obama packaging.

Don't be fooled (or fooled again).

With Wendy Long, you won't go wrong.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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