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CRS, Catholic Charities, Washington Post object to HHS mandate

Catholic World News - 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: 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.

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