Contraceptive Access for All

Women’s League has joined with other faith-based organizations, representing millions of people of faith, on a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius to applaud the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury for seeking regulations “to provide women contraceptive coverage without cost sharing.

Moreover, we urged Secretary Sibelius not to limit some women’s access to affordable healthcare at the same time it is expanded for other women.

We stand together in opposition to the proposed rules which “tak[e] into account religious objections to contraceptive services of eligible organizations.” We oppose the Departments’ decision to create an exemption for certain “religious employers” as it means the employees of these organizations are excluded from the benefit of full, no-cost coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptive services and counseling as guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. We request that you completely eliminate the exemption for certain “religious employers.”

For the full text of the letter, click here.