Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bishops Call on Catholics, Fellow Americans to Support Legislative Action on Religious Liberty in Response to HHS Mandate

     On Friday, February 10, the United States bishops renewed their call for Catholics and fellow Americans to support the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act and to urge Congress to pass it and the Administration to sign it, in response to the "preventive services" regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August 2011 requiring private health plans to cover sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion.
     To write to members of Congress in support of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act and to read a joint letter by the Virginia bishops, visit the Virginia Catholic Conference website. You can also sign up to join the VCC's Advocacy Network to receive e-mail alerts on critical legislative issues.
    The full press release by the U.S. bishops is available online.

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