Pittsburgh Diocese Calls Gov't's ACA Promises 'Empty Words'

Law360, New York (October 08, 2013, 8:27 PM ET) -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh on Tuesday slammed the federal government with another lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court, accusing the government of infringing its religious freedom by forcing it to provide services that violate its long-held beliefs against contraception and abortion.

Pittsburgh Diocese Bishop David A. Zubik says in the complaint that the Affordable Care Act's federal mandate will require affiliates of the diocese, such as named plaintiff Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Inc., to facilitate coverage of the objectionable services, naming abortion-inducing...
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