HHS Mandate - Links & Resources for Individuals

How You Can Stand Up And Make Your Voice Be Heard


Bishop David Ricken has called on area Catholics to oppose a recent U.S. Health and Human Service mandate regarding abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception by issuing the following statement: CLICK HERE pdf_button

We provide the following information and links for you to share with parishioners and parish leaders.

Background Information

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called this ruling "literally unconscionable." More information and background on the HSS mandate and our bishops' response are at: http:www.usccb.org/conscience

CLICK HERE for "Six Things Everyone Should Know About The HHS Mandate" -- clarifications from the U.S. Catholic Bishops on HHS regulations for mandatory coverage of contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs pdf_button

HAGA CLIC AQUI (CLICK HERE) para "Seis Cosas Que Todo El Mundo Debería Saber Sobre La Regulación De HHS" ("Six Things Everyone Should Know About The HHS Mandate" in Spanish) pdf_button

The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) informational page and call to action are at: http://capwiz.com/wisconsin_nasccd/issues/alert/?alertid=60816441

Contact Links

We encourage all Catholics to educate themselves about the HHS mandate, and then be a voice for religious liberty and health conscience rights by contacting government leaders.

The USCCB endorses signing the following White House petition: CLICK HERE (Please note: Some users have had difficulty accessing the White House website using this link within the Chrome browser.)
  • President Barack Obama -- CLICK HERE
  • U.S. Senator Herb Kohl -- CLICK HERE
  • U.S. Senator Ron Johnson -- CLICK HERE
  • U.S. Representative Tom Petri (6th District) -- CLICK HERE
  • U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (7th District) -- CLICK HERE
  • U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (8th District) -- CLICK HERE
  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20201
    Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775

Be Civil, Respectful

We ask that your communication to our government leaders be civil and respectful, while being a voice for the dignity of all human persons and preservation of religious feedom in our nation. So too, let us keep them and our Church leaders in our prayers.