WASHINGTON - Two prominent Catholic bishops are warning the Senate that a bill aimed at overturning the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision threatens religious rights and would likely reduce health coverage.
The letter from Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley and Baltimore
Archbishop William Lori opposes Senate legislation aimed at
ensuring that women receive free contraception coverage even if
they work for a company that has a religious objection to it.
The bishops say the bill could override all religious exemptions
from health care mandates, potentially forcing employers to cover abortions as well. They warn that employers with religious
objections would likely feel compelled to drop all health
The Catholic leaders say that would wind up reducing rather
than expanding health coverage.