February 2, 2013

Miraculous New HHS Rule

Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter

The proposed final rule on the contraception mandate, announced by the Department of Health and Human Services today, will widely be portrayed as a victory for the Catholic Church. This is mistaken. It is really nothing short of a miracle. And, it is a particular kind of miracle, the kind that happens in politics too infrequently, when a decision that has no real political justification is, nonetheless, taken because it is the right thing to do.

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TAGGED: Contraception, Department Of Health And Human Services, Catholic Church


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