The U.S. bishops are strongly united in their ongoing and determined efforts to protect religious freedom. On March 14, 2012, the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that forces all private health plans to provide coverage of sterilization and contraceptives – including abortion-inducing drugs. A longer statement on the principles of religious freedom will come later from the bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty.
- Read the USCCB Press Release
- Read the USCCB Administrative Committee Statement