Non-profits to High Court: Yes, coverage without violating religious liberty is possible


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor regarding the supplemental brief that the non-profit groups in the consolidated abortion-pill mandate cases, including the ADF cases Southern Nazarene University v. Burwell and Geneva College v. Burwell, filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday at the court’s request:

“The Supreme Court asked if any way exists to offer contraceptive and abortifacient coverage without making Christian schools, nuns, and priests complicit in providing them. The answer we gave the court today is yes. There are many ways in which all women could receive cost-free contraceptive coverage that wouldn’t require involvement by religious non-profit groups. The government could offer separate avenues for contraception coverage that do not hijack the non-profits’ insurance plans. The Supreme Court should rule in favor of the non-profits in light of the numerous means the government has to achieve its objectives without violating anyone’s religious liberty.”

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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