|On August 1, the HHS mandate requiring health care coverage of morally objectionable services went into effect for most employers. In an August 3 letter to Congress, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo stated that the time is overdue for Congress to pass corrective legislation. See: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/conscience-protection/upload/Cardinal-DiNardo-s-August-2012-Letter-to-Congress-Regarding-Conscience-Protection.pdf .
NCHLA has updated its Action Alert in support of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act. Members of House and Senate are urged to support and work for the enactment of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act this year. See: nchla.org/actiondisplay.asp?ID=292.
Contact Members during August Recess
Congress is scheduled to begin the August recess, and is slated to return September 10 after the conventions. When in their local states and districts, Members form judgments about what is important to constituents. Please make your voice heard. Decisions are being made now about what will happen during the remaining days of the current Congress.