Sen. Levin: Military Chaplains Shouldn't 'Violate the Tenets of their Troops'

February 7, 2012 - 6:34 PM
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Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said he was not informed enough to make a definitive statement on whether or not the Army’s Office of Chief of Chaplains was right in ordering chaplains not to read a letter from the Catholic Archbishop of the Military during mass. The Archbishop’s letter condemns the recent regulation issued by Health and Human Services which mandates that all healthcare plans, including religious ones, to cover sterilizations and abortion inducing contraceptives.