The Church today, indeed our country today, is facing a threat to the free exercise of religion and the sanctity of religious conscience by which we live out what we believe. Long protected in law and ever present in our hearts from the moment of our conception, we are being told we must condone and even pay for what we know is morally wrong or face government penalties.
THE MOST REVEREND PAUL J. SWAIN
, July 19, 2012
Knowing that contraception has come up in a number of close Senate contests, Democrats plan to push GOP candidates on whether they support an amendment put forward by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., that would allow insurers and employers to deny coverage of health services they find morally objectionable.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday he's found a solution to a birth-control uproar that will protect religious liberty but also ensure that women have access to free contraception, as he rushed to defuse an election-year issue that threatened to overtake his administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.
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