The editors on the revised HHS mandate

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On February 1, the Department of Health and Human Services released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that included two important changes to its controversial requirement that most health-insurance plans cover contraceptives at no cost to women. Together, these two changes should put to rest the claim that the HHS mandate wantonly violates religious liberty. Questions may remain about the wisdom of the mandate as a matter of public policy, but its critics should at least stop claiming that its motivated by hostility to the Catholic Church.

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Dominic Preziosi is Commonweal’s editor. Follow him on Twitter.

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