Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2013 / 16:10 pm
With six days remaining to file public comments on the federal contraception mandate, one Catholic leader is calling on Americans to join more than 140,000 concerned citizens in speaking out against the regulation.
Brian Burch, president of non-partisan advocacy group Catholic Vote, told CNA on April 2 that "input from the public is essential to making the case that the mandate must be repealed."
Catholic Vote said in an email to its supporters that "as of Easter Sunday 80,901 people have registered comments on the latest HHS proposal, bringing the total comments the proposed 'accommodation' to 147,000."
According to Catholic Vote, this is "the largest number of comments on a government regulation in our nation's history."