Hawaii Compromise Is No Compromise
This apparently is a statewide compromise in Hawaii. Dr. Richard Doerflinger of the USCCB explains it here.
This would be akin to the government forcing the NAACP, (which protects the rights of African Americans) to direct their employees to the services of the KKK (which seeks to remove the rights of African Americans)
Richard Doerflinger said:
"Like the federal rule, he said, the Hawaii bill “covers all FDA-approved ‘contraceptives’ (including drugs that can cause an abortion); and the religious exemption is very narrow (though it does not include the requirement that the religious organization serve only people of its own faith to be eligible).
“It adds an extra feature — the requirement that any religious organization that is exempt must still tell all enrollees how they may directly access contraceptive services and supplies in an expeditious manner.”
In other words, the Catholic Church must directly send women to drugs and devices that are morally wrong and can do harm to them.
Doerflinger also raised an additional concern about the federal rule that has received little attention: Catholic institutions will be required to make referrals for services the Church deems morally illicit."