US govt accused of ‘ridiculing’ Catholic teachings

The archdiocese of Washington, DC, has accused the Obama administration in the United States of engaging in a “conscious political strategy to marginalise and delegitimise” Catholic teachings on contraception “by holding them up for ridicule on the national stage”.

The accusation is in a lawsuit in which the archdiocese contests the administration’s intention to force it to allow sterilisations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs for church employees under its staff insurance plan.

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