Bishops denounce HHS contraception rule

It seems the rule issued last week by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will not end of the contraception coverage controversy. After HHS allowed religious-affiliated companies to avoid directly paying for contraception coverage, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops rejected the latest proposal and vowed to continue fighting it through lawsuits, reported NPR's Shots blog. "The administration's proposal maintains its inaccurate distinction among religious ministries," said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, the president of the conference. He accused HHS of offering a so-called "accommodation" to religious-affiliates instead of accepting that those affiliates are "integral to our church and worthy of the same exemption as our Catholic churches." Blog Post