For Immediate Release: 4.5.23
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Proposed Rule Change Under the Affordable Care Act Violates Religious Liberty Protections, Law Firm Says
Affordable Care Act must be interpreted consistently with intent of Congress
Washington, DC—First Liberty Institute submitted a public comment in response to a Biden administration proposed rule change regarding coverage of certain preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. The proposed new rule could force houses of worship, for-profit employers, non-profit employers, universities, and ministries to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortifacients in violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs. First Liberty emphasizes that the proposed rule change cannot conflict with religious liberty protections under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and other federal religious liberty and conscience laws.
You can read the comment here.
“The proposed rule’s rollback of civil rights protections will have a disastrous effect on Americans of faith and reduce tolerance for a diversity of beliefs in healthcare,” said Maya Noronha, Special Counsel for First Liberty. “To protect the constitutional civil right of the free exercise of religion and respect Americans’ right of conscience, the government must provide adequate religious and moral accommodations. The Biden Administration cannot impose its beliefs about health care on Americans by regulation.”
According to the public comment, the proposed rule must cover all sincerely-held objecting entities, such as houses of worship, for-profit employers, non-profit employers, universities, and ministries.” First Liberty states that the proposal is “insufficient to protect all Americans who hold such sincerely held beliefs.”
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