The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association submitted comments today voicing their objections to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on preventative services. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department rule mandates health insurance plans to cover all FDA-approved sterilization procedures and contraceptive methods, including abortion-inducing drugs.
There is a limited, discretionary religious exemption, but it is so narrow that it will not apply to plans for Catholic health care facilities, colleges or universities, Catholic social service agencies and other Church ministries.
PCC and PCHA also endorse the comments submitted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and are urging others concerned about religious liberty to also voice their objections to HHS and Congress.
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