What is the HHS Mandate and how does it violate religious freedom?
In January 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a mandate under the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare") that requires all employer health plans to provide free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs, regardless of any moral or religious objections.
The ministries of institutions like Catholic schools, hospitals and charities—educating the young, caring for the sick, feeding the hungry—are not considered sufficiently religious to qualify for the Mandate’s narrow "religious exemption."
Not only will such institutions be forced to provide services that directly contradict the teachings of their faith, but—more alarmingly—the federal government is claiming the right to decide for religious institutions what constitutes their ministry.
One More Soul (OMS) is pleased to offer a 1 page “newspaper” response to the HHS mandate as a supplement to the resources already available from the USCCB and other sources. It is an educational piece that draws attention to several “concerns” prompted by the HHS mandate.
Please go to their website to view this valuable “1 page” resource and obtain copies for yourself. To view, click on LINK:
(One More Soul is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the truth about the blessings of children and the harms of contraception. They carry a wide variety of educational resources, including CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, booklets, books, and more.)