The Catholic Health Association announced that it no longer disagrees with Obama Administration’s Contraception Solution, a plan that will allow employees to receive free birth control coverage.
Their statement contrasts with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who claim that the administration’s final regulation interferes with religious freedom. U.S. Bishops asked Congress to overturn the federal contraceptive coverage last August.
After the criticisms last year, the administration made various modifications to the regulation. Churches are not required under the mandate to provide free birth control; however, other religiously affiliated organizations are. While the CHA agrees with the compromise, many other Catholic-affiliated organizations do not. Over 60 lawsuits have been filed against the new regulations by Catholic institutions and businesses.
Media Resources: Huffington Post, 7/10/2013; Kaiser Health News, 7/10/10/2013; Feminist Newswire 8/6/2012
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