Bishops call for support for HHS rule change

Posted August 13, 2019 12:09 pm by Editor

Bishops call for support for HHS rule change

Washington D.C., Aug 13, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Public consultation closes Tuesday on a new rule to protect doctors’ and healthcare workers’ right to object to abortion and so-called gender reassignment procedures.

August 13 is the last day on which the Department of Health and Human Services will receive feedback on the proposed change to the interpretation of section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Working with the USCCB’s pro-life committee, the bishops’ conference has created a special website to help Catholics contact the department and express support for the regulatory change.

The Catholic Benefits Association, which advocates for

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