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InsiderOnline Blog: February 2012

Many Faiths Push Back Against HHS Mandates on Contraception

Organizations representing a variety of religious denominations have expressed opposition to the Obama administration forcing religious charities to offer their employees health insurance that covers contraception and abortion-inducing drugs. These include, reports David Addington (“Many Faiths Unite in Opposition to Obama Attack on Religious Liberty,” The Foundry, February 6, 2012), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, and the Agudath Israel of America, which stated:

The Obama Administration had an opportunity to declare that there is a fundamental American value at stake here — religious freedom — and provide strong and unequivocal protections to religious employers. Instead, it took a step backwards by imposing religiously-objectionable mandates on countless religious entities, and by devising a cramped limitation on what “religious groups” are and what their public mission in society should be.

Posted on 02/07/12 03:45 PM by Alex Adrianson

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