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Support access to health care? Protect conscience rights

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Diocese of Juneau

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October 17, 2011
For Immediate Release

Standing Together for Conscience Rights

By Deirdre A. McQuade

By Deirdre A. McQuadeLast week a remarkable thing happened. Twenty leaders of national Catholic organizations signed a joint statement to protest the mandate for contraception and sterilization coverage issued this summer by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and to call for legislative reform to protect conscience rights. It was an unprecedented sign of unity and solidarity among these Catholic organizations, many of which will have their conscience rights and religious liberty violated if the mandate is not reformed soon. The leaders who signed this public appeal to Congress and the Administration represent millions of Catholics. Additional leaders are now asking to sign on to the next such statement. Read more...


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