Dolan: Birth Control Mandate An "Unprecedented Intrusion"
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan once again spoke out against the Obama Administration's controversial mandate on birth control coverage Sunday.
While celebrating Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dolan said he was frustrated with President Barack Obama's move to require employers include free birth control coverage in health plans.
That rule currently allows religious institutions and religiously-affiliated institutions to "opt out", but many don't have that option because they're self-insured.
"We bishops are pretty firm in our engagements with government, and the invitation for them to restore religious freedom. And to back off on this unwarranted, unprecedented intrusion into the church," Dolan told followers.
Last week, the U.S. Senate blocked an amendment to the White House mandate.
That amendment would have allowed any U.S. employer to deny contraceptive coverage based on religious or moral objections.