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
The U.S. Senate’s 51-48 vote March 1 to table the bipartisan Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (S. 1467), sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and 37 other senators, impels the Church to strengthen its resolve to support religious freedom. Both of Pennsylvania’s Senators Pa
Steven Bozza, director of the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has written a letter to the editor in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the HHS mandate and religious liberty. In his letter, “Patient protection act poses serious threat to our autonomy,”
Religious freedom and rights of conscience are threatened by the recent “preventive services” mandate from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requiring private health plans to cover female surgical sterilization and all drugs and devices approved by the FDA as c
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to include contraception or sterilization among a range of “preventive services” the HHS will mandate for all health plans.