Casey Statement on HHS Ruling

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on today’s ruling by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

“I disagree with the Administration’s ruling.  I believe this is the wrong decision and I urged the Administration to take a different course.  I believe that religiously affiliated institutions like hospitals and universities should not be forced to provide health insurance policies that cover procedures or provide services that are contrary to their religious beliefs. I continue to strongly support and have voted for efforts to provide greater access to contraception because it reduces the number of abortions.  However, I believe this is a different issue.”