Religious Exemption Unaltered

HHS Statement:

Today the department is announcing that the final rule on preventive health services will ensure that women with health insurance coverage will have access to the full range of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended preventive services, including all FDA -approved forms of contraception.  

The USCCB response:

To force American citizens to choose between violating their consciences and forgoing their healthcare is literally unconscionable. 
- Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan

UPDATE: CHA Response:

The Catholic Health Association is disappointed that the definition of a religious employer was not broadened in today’s announcement by HHS regarding the final rule on preventive health services for women. This was a missed opportunity to be clear on appropriate conscience protection. 

Michael Miller, Jr.