19 September 2011

The House is Burning Down--Throw Your Bit of Water on It

The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a rule requiring nearly all private health insurance plans to cover contraception (including abortifacients). The mandate would coerce Catholic groups to buy and offer such services (the religious exemption is so narrow that many Catholic hospitals, colleges, and charities would fall outside of it).

The public comment period ends September 30th.

It's essential that you make your voice known. There have been a lot of complaints in the media and blogs about it, but they're next to useless if the HHS doesn't hear from you directly. The HHS is required to take public comments into account before implementing any regulations, so it needs to hear from as many of you as possible who oppose this measure. It will take two seconds of your time. Please send your comments here.