The following is EWTN’s statement on the final rule for the HHS mandate, released June 28. The Register is a service of EWTN.
IRONDALE, Ala. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule for the contraception mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). EWTN and its attorneys are still assessing this final rule, but our initial analysis has been disappointing.
“The final rule issued today is inadequate because it appears to have changed nothing,” said EWTN's president and CEO Michael Warsaw.
Specifically, it imposes the same narrow definition of a church, does not expand the exemption beyond churches, and still provides a...READ MORE