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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.


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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:

  • 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.