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Breaking: Press call to discuss possible HHS change to protect Little Sisters After six years of litigation, leaked version of new rule would protect religious objectors

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today a version of a new rule protecting religious conscientious objectors like the Little Sisters of the Poor was leaked to the press. There will be a press call starting at 12:45 p.m. EST today to discuss the leaked HHS interim rule and the impact it will have on the Little Sisters of the Poor’s case.

The following statement may be attributed to Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at Becket and lead attorney for the Little Sisters of the Poor: “At long last the United States government has acknowledged that people can get contraceptives without forcing nuns to provide them. That is sensible, fair, and in keeping with the President’s promise to the Little Sisters and other religious groups serving the poor. This leaked interim rule, if issued as written, is an important first step in allowing the Little Sisters to focus on serving the poor rather than defending themselves against their own government.”

Press Call to discuss possible HHS Mandate to protect the Little Sisters of the Poor

Mark Rienzi, senior attorney at Becket

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:45 p.m. EST

Press Call Information:
888-670-9385 | Pin #: 54523
Email with questions

 For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Melinda Skea atmedia@becketlaw.orgor 202-349-7224.Interviews can be arranged in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.


Becket  is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions and has a 100% win-rate before the United States Supreme Court.For over 20 years, it has successfully defended clients of all faiths, includingBuddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians(read more here).