Pennsylvania dioceses file new lawsuits against HHS mandate
Catholic World News - October 10, 2013
The Diocese of Erie, the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and related charities have filed new lawsuits to block enforcement of the HHS mandate, which goes into effect for religious charities on January 1.
Judges dismissed previous lawsuits by the two dioceses because the threat of harm was not deemed imminent, according to multiple media reports.
“With all of the challenges our country is facing at this time, and with all the good done by these religious organizations, why would the administration want to make it harder for religious institutions to contribute to the common good?” Bishop Lawrence Persico of Erie said in a statement. “The government is willing to jeopardize a massive network of hospitals, schools, and social services by insisting they provide for services they find objectionable including abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization
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