HHS Contraception Rule Continues To Stir Controversy
The Los Angeles Times reports that this new policy could face a difficult Supreme Court path and continues to draw outrage from Catholic clergy.
Los Angeles Times: Contraceptive Mandate Could Face Tough Sledding In Supreme Court
The Supreme Court and the Obama administration, already headed for a face-off in March over the constitutionality of the health care law, appear to be on another collision course over whether church-run schools, universities, hospitals and charities must provide free contraceptives to their students and employees (Savage, 1/30).
CNN: Catholic Clergymen Come Out Swinging Against HHS Regulation
Catholics around the country got an earful on Sunday from the pulpit over a new health insurance policy by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that forces employers to cover contraception and abortion as part of [preventive] care regardless of religious beliefs. The use of abortion and contraceptives violates Catholic teachings. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, Bishop David Ricken denounced the policy at Mass in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Sunday and received a standing ovation, CNN affiliate WLUK reported (Marrapodi, 1/30).