Officials at two major Roman Catholic policy groups expressed fears Friday that President Barack Obama's revised health insurance mandate still poses a moral quandary because it could override an exemption in Illinois law that allows Catholic institutions to avoid offering birth control to their employees.
"It forces us back into a position that we find untenable," said Patrick Cacchione, executive director of the Illinois Catholic Health Association. "We're not going to pay or provide or participate in something that we think is immoral."
My question to Mr. Cacchione is: "What do you think about OSF and the Diocese of Peoria and their policy which allows OSF physicians to prescribe oral contraceptives? Do you think that is participating in something immoral?"