Obama admin.’s narrow gesture on abortion pill mandate falls short

Friday, February 01, 2013

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman regarding Friday’s announcement by the Obama administration regarding certain exemptions to its abortion pill mandate:

“All Americans, not just those in church organizations, are guaranteed freedom of conscience in their daily lives and work. The administration’s narrow gesture does nothing to protect many faith-based employers or religious families from the unconstitutional abortion pill mandate. The government has no business putting religious freedom on the negotiating table, or picking and choosing who is allowed to exercise faith.”

“The administration must immediately abandon the idea that it has the power to withhold or dispense our fundamental freedoms to whomever it chooses. The mandate is losing in court. The only acceptable solution is for the administration to obey the Constitution and its legal duty to protect religious freedom.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is litigating numerous lawsuits against the abortion pill mandate.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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