The Catholic Church's Reaction to the New Healthcare Plan
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:14 PM EDT
The Supreme Court may have upheld President Obama's healthcare reform plan, but leaders of the Catholic Church say their battle wages on.
For members of the Catholic Church it's holy war that's hitting them at their core. For almost a year, the church has battled a government mandate which requires all religious organizations to offer contraceptive services as part of their employee insurance plans.
For the faithful, it violates their core religious beliefs. Sean Caine said, "To force a religious organization to violate its teachings just to comply with the law is untennable in a Country that was founded on religious freedom."
Across the county last month, church members spent two weeks praying for political change. By requiring all healthcare plans to offer reproductive services, the Government believes that the number of unattended pregnancies will be greatly reduced.
Finding a solution remains a struggle. The Catholic Church has filed 12-lawsuits in hopes of stopping the mandate before it becomes law next year.