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Fr. Jenkins' Open Letter to Sebelius

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture reports:

University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, CSC, has written an important letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the federal requirement for private insurance to cover all contraceptive (and some abortifacient) prescriptions, including sterilization procedures. The "Interim Final Rules on Preventive Services" puts Catholic institutions like Notre Dame between a rock and a hard place, requiring us to cover something to which we are morally opposed, leaving us the choice between eliminating health insurance for students and employees or covering contraceptive and abortifacient drugs. Notre Dame would not be exempted under the conscience clause, because the conscience clause is the narrowest on record, excluding organizations like Notre Dame that serve and employ many non-Catholics.
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Anonymous said...

Father needs to call his good buddy and ask him to do something. I would think they are on a first name basis since he spoke at the university. You lay down with dogs, you get fleas.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Fr. Jenkins writing to his prolife buddy, President Obama? Maybe he wants to arrest the Obama administration for trespassing on Notre Dame's property--I mean conscience. No, he's just puttin' on a tap dance for the Lord, but God isn't mocked. Blessed be the Lord.

Anonymous said...

In the words of a famous Minister, "those chickens are coming home... To roost!"

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