Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Atlanta Media Reports on Controversial Federal Birth Control Mandate

Published February 3, 2012

I’ve put together a collection of Atlanta media coverage about the federal Health & Human Services mandate that would require employers to provide some birth control services in its health benefits to employees. 

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and other church leaders have vowed to fight the mandate. They believe it violates the constitutional principle of freedom of conscience. They object to having to pay for services that are contrary to church teaching. If they don’t pay, the church would be fined. 

The federal government provided a religious exemption. However, church leaders object that the exemption are too narrow and would still require Catholic affiliated organizations to pay for services they find morally objectionable.  


Georgia Bulletin:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

WABE 90.1 FM:

11 Alive TV:

Fox 5 TV

Catholic Leaders Oppose Health Care Mandate:

WSBTV Channel 2 TV

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