February 10, 2012

Manchin Statement on New HHS Ruling

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement about the Administration’s new HHS ruling: 

“While I review the specific provisions of this proposal, I hope that the people of West Virginia on both sides of this issue share their concerns with me. As I have said before, I want to make sure that the First Amendment of the Constitution is protected and no religious institution will be required to pay for contraceptives when it violates their views. I also want to make sure that women have access to contraceptives. When I was governor, we were able to achieve that commonsense balance, and I will examine this proposal with those priorities in mind.”