Saturday, July 6, 2013
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Sues Obama Administration Over FOIA Request on Contraception Insurance Mandate
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh files suit over FOIA request, by Amy McConnell Schaarsmith:
Federal health officials broke federal laws by stonewalling legal attempts to learn how they created new rules requiring employers to pay for insurance that covers contraception, sterilization and abortion, according to lawyers representing the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.
In a lawsuit filed Monday, lawyers for the diocese, including its Catholic Charities group and its Catholic Cemeteries Association, claim federal administrators of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention purposely created extraordinary and illegal barriers to their client obtaining public information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. . . .