by Edd Doerr
This letter was published in the conservative Washington Examiner on Feb 6, 2012 ---
"HHS regulations are a good compromise"
"Donald Devine and the bishops ('Catholics can't, and won't, comply with Obamacare.' Feb 2) discount the fact that Catholic hospitals, universities and charities serve and employ large percentages of people of all faiths -- and receive generous public funding for doing so.
"If these institutions are exempt from the Health and Human Services regulations dealing with birth control, they will be infringing on the religious freedom of many of their clients and employees, including a great many Catholics who do not agree with the moral teachings of the bishops.
"The Obama administration's HHS rules are actually a good compromise, as they exempt institutions that are primarily religious.
"Edd Doerr, Silver Spring"