Bishops Want HHS Mandate Protections in Continuing Resolution

The nation’s Catholic bishops want House Republicans to place conscience protections that help stop the egregious nature of the HHS abortion mandate in the continuing resolution the House must consider.

As LifeNews previously reported, Cardinal Se-n O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, sent a letter earlier this month outlining their concerns.

“Protection for conscience rights in health care is of especially great importance to the Catholic Church, which daily contributes to the welfare of American society through a network of schools, social services, hospitals and assisted living facilities,” Cardinal O’Malley wrote. “These institutions, which have been part of the Church’s ministry since the earliest days of the Republic, arose from religious conviction. They provide a substantial savings to communities and states throughout the nation, and we believe they contribute to the common good.”