US civil rights commissioner takes Calif., DC to task over bills that violate religious freedom
Monday, November 17, 2014
“No American should be forced by the government to pay for other peoples’ abortions. ADF commends Commissioner Kirsanow of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for his letters to California and the District of Columbia urging them to reconsider government mandates that force even religious and pro-life organizations to cover elective abortions. Commissioner Kirsanow is right when he says that California and D.C. show ‘contempt’ and ‘disregard’ for religious freedom and conscience protections. We agree with the commissioner that these ‘absurd’ mandates are ‘directly at odds’ with federal law. D.C. and California should get themselves out of legal hot water and heed the words of Commissioner Kirsanow.”
- Op-ed: “D.C.’s hopelessly illegal abortion mandate” by Casey Mattox (Washington Times, 2014-11-17)
- Op-ed: “California’s abortion insurance mandate spotlights the Left’s 40-year devolution on conscience” by Casey Mattox (Townhall, 2014-09-07)
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