Skip to comments.Trump Administration Announces New Conscience Exemptions for Contraceptive Mandate
Posted on 11/08/2018 6:23:38 PM PST by marshmallow
Organizations and individuals objecting to the mandates provisions on either religious or moral grounds will be exempt
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two updated rules concerning conscience protections for organizations and individuals in relation to the HHS contraception mandate.
Under the new rules, organizations and individuals objecting to the controversial mandates provisions on either religious or moral grounds will be exempt.
According to a press release from HHS, the new rules provide an exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate to entities and individuals that object to services covered by the mandate on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs.
Thus, the release said, entities that have sincerely held religious beliefs against providing contraceptive services (or services which they consider to be abortifacients) would be exempt from the mandate and no longer be required to provide such coverage.
The new rules also cover nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and individuals that have non-religious moral convictions opposed to the services covered by the mandate.
Mark Rienzi, president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, offered praise for the new rules, saying they signaled the end of a long, unnecessary culture war.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employer-provided health insurance plans are required to cover certain preventative services. These were defined by guidance issued under the Obama Administration as including all contraception methods approved by the Food and Drug Administration, including abortifacient birth control pills, IUDs, and sterilization procedures.
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Stroke of the pen, rule of law. Pretty cool.
- Paraphrasing You-Know-Who
God bless President Trump.
Reducing hussein’s legacy one day at a time.
And this is the right grounds....religious OR moral.
Actually, moral covers it all. I don't need religion to tell me that killing a baby in its' most vulnerable stage or at anytime...is morally wrong.
What you said.
This is about whether insurance plans need to cover contraception., nothing about doctors or nurses.
Am I missing something here, or is this issue effectively moot? I thought Hobby Lobby had prevailed in their Federal court challenge to the contraceptive mandate.
Amen on that.
If he had only done this before the elections, we could have had a few less sleepless nights over the recounts.
Trump needs to fire whoever is giving him such bad political advice.
I think they did.
Now, if only Trump could write an EO absolving bakers from being forced to make cakes in demand for homosexual.
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