CRS, Catholic Charities, Washington Post object to HHS mandate
January 26, 2012
Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, and—unexpectedly— The Washington Post have all objected to the Obama administration’s decision that Church-related institutions will be required to provide contraceptive and sterilization coverage for employees in their health-care plans.
The new rule confirmed on January 20 does not apply directly to houses of worship, but does affect schools, hospitals, and charitable organizations. “Requiring a religiously affiliated employer to spend its own money in a way that violates its religious principles does not make an adequate accommodation for those deeply held views,” the Post stated in its editorial.
- CRS Objects to Obama Administration Decision to Require Catholic Institutions to Offer Birth Control to Employees (Catholic Relief Services)
- Statement from Catholic Charities USA
- Respecting religious exemptions (Washington Post)
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Posted by: wolfdavef3415 -
Jan. 26, 2012 10:07 PM ET USA
I can offer the bishops some solid advice on how to move forward. Posted on their own website, from a higher authority: http://www.usccb.org/bible/2maccabees/7/
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Jan. 26, 2012 8:28 PM ET USA
What ever happened to shopping around for benefits? If one doesn't like the package,one searches elsewhere for an employer with the desired coverage.