Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement on the lawsuit filed this week by a group of Catholic organizations challenging the provision on contraception coverage in the Affordable Care Act:
"I am disappointed this lawsuit, which would undermine women's health, was filed--particularly when the Administration is still working with the involved parties on a final rule. Guaranteeing all Americans access to quality, affordable health care was the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act. Covering effective preventative services--including contraception--is a critical part of that. The compromise between the Administration and religious leaders last February struck the right balance between covering those services and respecting churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship."