Posts Tagged ‘HHS mandate’

A Reasoned Response to Guttmacher Hysteria

The Guttmacher Institute, an organization founded as the research arm of Planned Parenthood and dedicated to the promotion of contraception and abortion, issued a statement calling for action to ensure free hormonal contraception, abortion inducing drugs and sterilization for all women. In this statement, the Guttmacher Institute declares that in light of the recent Supreme Court decision that exempts closely held corporations from the HHS mandate, measures are needed to make sure...

The HHS Mandate: Why we fight

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires every employer with more than fifty full-time employees to provide health insurance that includes coverage for “all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education...

The HHS Mandate and the Problem of Assessing Material Cooperation

This article is the third of four in a series about individual employers and the HHS Mandate. You may find the first article here, the second article here, and fourth article here.

Is it legitimate for business owners who want to provide health insurance to their employees to comply with the odious contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act (hereafter simply “mandate”)?

Answering this question requires two stages of moral analysis....

Individual Employers and the Principle of Legitimate Cooperation: the HHS Mandate

As of August 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services requires that every employer with 50 or more full-time employees must provide coverage in their group health plans for a coterie...

The Height of Injustice: the HHS Mandate

This article is the first of four in a series about individual employers and the HHS Mandate. You may find the second article herethe third article here, and the fourth article here.

The United States has a problem when Australian George Cardinal Pell delivers a speech on his continent that uses the goings on in our country as the prime example of the attack of secularism on religion. Speaking...

Put on the Armor of God: U.S. Bishops and the HHS Mandate

On November 13, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a “Special Message” at the conclusion of their fall General Assembly. This is not a typical press release, but a statement that carries a certain uniqueness in that these kinds of special messages are issued rarely. The message was passed unanimously. It is a statement that boldly proclaims the unity of our nation’s bishops who stand firm in their resolve to resist the...

Has Medicine Lost Her Soul?

The Western medical tradition has held to, and to a large extent still echoes, the Hippocratic tradition enhanced by the Judeo-Christian ethic. Unfortunately, many medical schools now teach very little about appropriate ways to handle the power disparity that defines the relationship between the medical practitioner and the patient. Several schools have even taken to modifying the oath, one might argue arbitrarily, if the students are even asked to take an oath at...

After the Fortnight: A Reflection and a Call to Prayer

We recently completed our second nationwide observance of the “Fortnight for Freedom” — a very beautiful two-week period of prayer, education, and advocacy, initiated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It began on the vigil of the Feasts of the martyrs St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, and concluded on Independence Day.

During this time, Catholics, along with our many brothers and sisters in Christ and people of good will throughout...