Protecting Conscience Rights

Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel
August 7, 2012 - National Review Online
Opinion Editorial

"Last Friday, in a victory for religious liberty, a federal district court judge ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) signed by President Clinton in 1993 provides the Newland family and Hercules Industries an exemption from the HHS mandate. The Obama administration made a tactical blunder by assuming that the only employers having objections to paying for abortifacients and contraceptives would be religious nonprofit organizations. Or else they assumed that no one would care if the government suppressed everyone else’s religious freedom. So HHS officials gave some religious nonprofits the façade of an extra year without enforcement of the mandate, thinking that it had kicked the controversy past Election Day."  Read article >>