Americans United for Life has released an analysis of the Department of Health and Human Services latest “compromise” on its contraceptive mandate.
In short, the compromise does little or nothing.
The Obama Administration has not substantively altered its assault on the First Amendment’s Freedom of Conscience. Friday’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) reiterates the Administration’s commitment to what is often referred to as the “HHS mandate”– its coercive policy of forcing coverage for life-ending drugs and devices.
In some significant ways, the Obama Administration’s NRPM is even narrower than the protections it had previously entertained as a possibility in its March 2012 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).