Final rule on abortion pill mandate ends nothing

Friday, June 28, 2013

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor regarding the Obama administration’s issuance Friday of a final rule on how the president’s abortion pill mandate will apply to faith-based employers:

“All Americans should be free to live according to their faith rather than be forced into violating that faith. The Obama administration insists on waging war on religious freedom, and the final rule issued today confirms that. It ignores the voices of numerous Americans who expressed concern about the mandate’s impact on for-profit, faith-based job creators. And it does nothing to alleviate the concerns of the non-profit religious organizations we represent, who are still subject to the mandate. On multiple levels, the president is articulating what is arguably the most narrow view of religious freedom ever expressed by an administration in this nation’s history.”

The abortion pill mandate forces most employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide access to abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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