Kansas Bishops Object to Contraceptive Mandate

September 26, 2011

Kansas’ Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius today to register their strong disapproval of the new contraceptive mandate put in place by the Obama Administration last month.  In their letter to Secretary Sebelius, the bishops say that the mandate — which requires all health plans to cover prescription contraceptives, sterilization, and at least one abortifacient — is “profoundly deficient in terms of medical, moral, and constitutional good sense” and “should be rescinded entirely and immediately.”

Concerned citizens are able to submit public comments to the federal government on the mandate until September 30.