On December 30, the Catholic Bishops of New York State filed a lawsuit against New York State challenging a law that requires religious institutions to provide prescription contraception coverage to employees.

New York State legislators ignored the bishops’ calls for exemptions for religious institutions, and in so doing have passed a law that would force the Church to violate its own teachings.

The law represents nothing less than an attempt on the part of the abortion lobby to use the power of the state to bend the Church to its will. The abortion industry shows the same contempt for Catholics that it does for the unborn, and has trampled the First Amendment right to religious liberty to prove it.

The Catholic League stands with the bishops against this attempt to meddle in the doctrinal prerogatives of Catholic entities. We look to the courts to remedy this shameful situation without delay.

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