The New York Times reported yesterday that the Obama administration might compromise with religious groups that are currently up in arms over a federal decision requiring health insurers to cover contraception as a preventive service.
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The National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest organization of feminist activists in the U.S., has joined reproductive rights advocates in asking President Obama to not cave in to pressure from the Catholic leaders asking that he strike a recent decision that increases access to birth control for women.
Democrats opposed to abortion are asking the Obama administration to uphold an exemption for religious employers in its recent decision requiring health insurers to cover contraception without co-payments.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health met today to discuss the federal government’s decision to require health insurers to cover birth control services without co-payments. Debate centered on a provision that allows religious employers to opt out of the mandate.
The Catholic Advocate PAC has started a campaign asking President Obama to “meet with Catholic leaders to discuss compromise” on religious conscience laws. The group is also accusing the president of not seeking “common ground” with religious groups like he promised in a speech made at Notre Dame.
Eighteen Catholic colleges from around the country, including Ave Maria University in Florida, have asked the Obama administration to repeal a recent decision to include birth control in a list of preventive health care services.
In statement for the Catholic Church’s “Respect Life Month,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo released a statement saying that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is exhibiting antagonism toward religion and has displayed a “distorted view of sexuality.”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to write letters of opposition to the federal government over its recent decision to require insurance providers to cover birth control without co-payments. The site also urges people to ask Congress to support the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently released a 35-page comment (.pdf) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claiming that the agency’s recent decision to include birth control in its list of preventive care services violates the First Amendment’s religion clause.
Catholic hospitals are opposing the federal government’s recent decision to include birth control in a list of preventative services to be covered by insurance plans without co-payments.