Contraceptive Mandate

July 1, 2014

Keeping Women's Well-Being Front and Center

June 8, 2012

Americans Stand Up for Religious Freedom on Bill of Rights’ Anniversary

Rallies draw more than 75,000 people to protest HHS ‘contraceptive mandate.’

February 17, 2012

Religious-Exemption Amendment Stalls in Senate

Legislation to ensure religious liberty in HHS mandate did not come to a vote this week.

February 10, 2012

U.S. Bishops to White House: 'Rescission of Mandate Only Solution'

While critics dismiss the president's move as an election-year ploy, the Catholic Health Association’s Sister Carol Keehan and Planned Parenthood applaud the modification.

February 10, 2012

Obama's Mandate 'Accomodation' Prompts Criticism

EWTN CEO/Register publisher, Catholic League, Family Research Council and Becket Fund for Religious Liberty respond to Feb. 10 news.

February 9, 2012

Boehner vs. HHS: 'Attack by the Federal Government on Religious Freedom ... Must Not Stand'

House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will reverse contraception rule if administration won't. Rep. Fred Upton has also announced plans to advance legislation 'to reverse the controversial decision and restore long-standing conscience protections.'

February 8, 2012

Rick Santorum Sweeps 3 State Victories and Vows to Fight for Faith and Freedom

Presidential hopeful talks about God-given rights at Missouri rally Feb. 7.

February 8, 2012

Christian and Religious Leaders Also Oppose HHS Mandate

Said a Lutheran leader: 'We would be in a very bad way without the Catholics standing up.'

February 8, 2012

Congress Urges Obama Administration to Suspend HHS Mandate

Letter by 154 members says policy violates religious freedom.

February 7, 2012

160-Plus Bishops Speak Out Against HHS Mandate

More USCCB statements and USA Today editorial add to action alerts and letters from Catholic shepherds to counter administration's violation of Church beliefs and conscience rights. Updated from Feb. 6.

February 7, 2012

GOP Candidates Oppose HHS Mandate

Presidential candidates weigh in on religious freedom.

February 2, 2012

Catholic Business Leaders Denounce HHS Mandate

They consider their options in the face of this conscience attack.

January 31, 2012

Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Church Organizations Against Obama's Mandate

HHS contraceptive requirement, with narrow exemption, 'tells us a lot about the administration's overreach in all parts of our lives,' Florida senator says.

January 26, 2012

Cardinal Wuerl Thinks Church Can Win Contraception Fight

January 26, 2012

Catholics United's Defense of Contraception Mandate Draws Criticism

October 14, 2011

U.S. Bishops and Other Catholic Groups Issue Ad Opposing HHS Mandate

Oct. 11 statement ran in Politico and The Hill in Washington: 'Support access to health care? Protect conscience rights.'

September 28, 2011

Bishops Speak Out Against HHS Mandate and Urge Faithful to Do Likewise As Deadline Looms

Update: Bishop Conley writes column in opposition. Comments deadline is Sept. 30.

September 1, 2011

Bishops' Conference Attorneys Submit Official Comment Criticizing HHS Contraception Mandate

Department action entails 'nationwide coercion of religious people and groups,' general counsel says.