National Catholic Register- “Obamacare: Mandated Contraception Collides With Religious Freedom”

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Kevin J. ‘Seamus’ Hasson, founder of The Becket Fund, authored an article in the National Catholic Register regarding Obamacare and its possible effects on religious liberty.

Below is an excerpt from this important piece:

Has the Obama administration found a cure for the common conscience? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to let us know on Monday.

HHS is preparing a list of “preventative services for women” that every insurance plan must cover, without co-pay or deductible, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, popularly known as “Obamacare.” In a time-honored bureaucratic maneuver, HHS referred the question of what to include to a tame outside organization it could count on to give it the advice it wanted: It asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a nominally independent, if pliant, nonprofit, to identify the services that should be mandated.

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