The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that religious employers will be required to provide health care plans that include coverage of sterilization, contraceptives, and abortifacients. Catholic schools, hospitals, and charities are not exempt from this mandate. This violation of religious liberty is unconscionable and unnecessary.
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Please continue to pray for our elected officials, that they will work to ensure that our First Amendment right to religious freedom is upheld and that all human life is protected.
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