ADF comment on 12 new lawsuits against Obama abortion pill mandate
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defense Fund President, CEO, and General Counsel Alan Sears to express support for 12 new lawsuits being filed by 41 Catholic dioceses against the Obama administration’s mandate that requires religious organizations to provide health care coverage for abortifacients, sterilization, and contraception:
“We welcome these lawsuits, which are about religious freedom and freedom of conscience, not about contraception, just as the archdioceses themselves are saying. These new cases are about the very right to determine what is ‘religious’ and what faith-based beliefs may be followed in life. They join the growing list of evangelical, protestant, and Catholic religious organizations and employers who are taking a stand in objecting to the government when it forces any religious institution or individual to provide or fund morally repugnant services.”
“The government shouldn’t punish people of faith for making decisions in accordance with their faith. Every American should know that a government with the power to do this to anyone can do this–and worse–to everyone.”
ADF is litigating the following similar lawsuits and will file additional suits as well:
ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.