USCCB official sees Hawaii law as poor alternative to HHS mandate
Catholic World News - February 08, 2012
A state law in Hawaii may form the basis for a compromise between the Obama administration and the US Catholic bishops on the mandate to include contraceptive coverage in health-care plans. But one influential staff member at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) says “it’s not much of a compromise.”
The Hawaii law allows religious employers to decline to cover contraceptive costs. However, those employers are directed to ensure that their employees are able to obtain coverage for contraceptives (and other morally objectionable medical services) at modest costs. Richard Doerflinger of the USCCB pro-life committee finds: “The Hawaii contraceptive mandate has many of the same features as the new federal mandate.”
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