Hundreds of patriots gathered today in Chicago’s Federal Plaza in a Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally. These citizens are voicing public opposition to the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Mandate. The HHS Mandate forces all employers — including religious schools and hospitals — to provide free contraceptives, surgical sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, regardless of religious or moral convictions. A small number of counter-protesters carried signs objecting to the so-called war on women.