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Religious Leaders Ask HHS to Broaden Birth Control Exemption

posted on June 14, 2012

A coalition of 149 religious leaders led by conservative Protestants petitioned the Obama administration, urging the expansion of the “exemption that allows churches and some religious organizations to avoid a controversial new mandate that all health care insurers provide free contraception coverage,” David Gibson reports for Religion News Service. The group sent a letter on Monday to Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arguing the language in the mandate creates a “two-class system” when defining religious organizations. 

Read at Religion News Service