This morning the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on the government mandate that employee health plans must provide contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs as part of their coverage. On Feb. 9, 2012, EWTN was the first organization to file a lawsuit challenging this mandate shortly after the original rules were promulgated by the government. That lawsuit is still pending in the U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Ala.
We have analyzed today’s notice with our legal team from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and the initial conclusions are not promising. First, this is simply a notice of a proposed rule; it is not an...READ MORE