Proposal to pay for contraceptive cost 'radically flawed,' say bishops

WASHINGTON -- Even with a new federal proposal that third-party administrators pay the costs of contraceptives for religious employers who object to the coverage, the health reform law's contraceptive mandate "remains radically flawed," according to the U.S. bishops. The bishops made the comments in an internal memo March 29. A copy of it was released to Catholic News Service April 2.

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