FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2013
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
Religious Freedom Threatened like Never before Under Obama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser deplored President Obama’s proclamation declaring today “Religious Freedom Day, 2013,” as hypocritical in light of his administration’s mandate that employers and organizations – regardless of deeply held religious beliefs or moral objections – must offer insurance plans that cover abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization.
“Our religious liberty and rights of conscience have been threatened like never before under President Obama, who has mandated that employers must cover abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans, regardless of their moral or religious objections. President Obama must first rescind his HHS mandate before making any proclamations on the subject – this is blatant hypocrisy.”
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.