Party Over Time
Unfortunately, We Were Right in 2003
by S. M. Hutchens
On March 14 the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement in response to the Obama administration’s requirement that religious institutions pay for sterilization and contraception, including the use of abortifacient drugs, as a part of their employees’ health plans, even when such provision is in violation of their moral teachings. The administration’s original frontal attack in simply imposing the requirement on the institutions was modified by a “compromise,” allowing the cost to be paid indirectly, by the insurance carriers rather than the institutions themselves.
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