Archdiocese of Washington Files Notice of Appeal of U.S. District Court’s Decision in Archbishop of Washington et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2013
CONTACT: Chieko Noguchi, 301-853-4516
The Archdiocese of Washington and its co-plaintiffs have filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia regarding the January dismissal of the archdiocese’s legal challenge to the HHS mandate.
In the January ruling, which was not based on the merits of the archdiocese’s case, the U.S. District Court asserted that the case was premature in light of the government’s promises to amend the HHS mandate. The archdiocese and its co-plaintiffs will continue to advocate for a meaningful change to the mandate that respects the right of Catholic hospitals, schools and social service ministries to serve all those in need without violating their religious beliefs.