Bishops urge HHS not to mandate contraception, sterilization coverage
"Two officials of the U.S. bishops' Office of General Counsel have told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that it should not mandate that group and individual health plans include coverage of contraception or sterilization as part of what the federal agency considers preventive care for women.
'These drugs, devices and procedures prevent not a disease condition, but the healthy condition known as fertility,' said Anthony Picarello and Michael Moses, who are general counsel and associate general counsel, respectively, at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops."
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