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Public Comment Period on HHS Mandate Ends Sept. 20

Supreme Court sent case back to lower courts in March

Sept. 20 will end the public comment period in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Little Sisters of the Poor suit against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception and abortion mandate.

After hearing oral arguments March 23 in Priests for Life vs. HHS and six other cases against the mandate, including the Little Sisters, the Supreme Court sent the cases back to the lower courts with the admonition that the Obama administration and the petitioners – 37 in all – should sort it out themselves. On July 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice in the Federal Register asking the public for its ideas.

“For everyone who understands how important this case is, this is our opportunity to stand together strongly for religious liberty,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and a named petitioner in Priests for Life vs. HHS. “You can be sure that those who want to advance abortion and contraception at the expense of religious liberty will let their voices be heard. We must not fail to raise ours.”

To file a comment, click here: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=CMS-2016-0123-0001

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