Re "States insist that insurers must cover elective abortions" (Aug. 24): The Bee published an article on Michelle Rouillard's denial of an exemption for Catholic hospitals to pay for abortion services on Aug. 24. It is amazing that a non-elected state official would have the temerity to make this dictatorial requirement that religious organizations completely abandon their conscience and bow their heads to a government edict, while the federal government is withdrawing that requirement.
On Aug. 25, Tax Notes Today published the IRS' proposed regulations for the federal government to provide an alternative access to this coverage without cost-sharing with the religious organization. The state progressives pushing this extreme requirement apparently believe that they can even supersede federal authority on this issue.
This state mandate is brought to you by people who preach tolerance. It's no wonder people are migrating out of the "Sunshine State."
-- Donna Muller, Shingle Springs