|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
November 7, 2018
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley|
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New regulations issued protect religious & moral objectors from burdensome Obama-era abortifacient drug mandate
Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the Trump administration for finalizing new regulations that protect both religious and moral objectors from the burdensome Obama-era HHS abortifacient drug mandate. The regulations were proposed last year and finalized today.
“Today President Trump and HHS Secretary Azar delivered a huge victory for conscience rights and religious liberty in America,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “No longer will Catholic nuns who care for the elderly poor be forced by the government to provide abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans. Not only that, moral objectors such as Susan B. Anthony List will also no longer have to pay for life-ending drugs that are antithetical to their mission and for which we have argued there is certainly no ‘compelling state interest.’”
“The Obama administration’s repeated violations of conscience were deeply contrary to the core of our nation, which was built on the foundation of respect for the individual freedoms of the people and deeply held religious beliefs. We thank President Trump for fulfilling a core promise to voters of faith and conscience who elected him and thank Secretary Azar for implementing these important regulations.”
SBA List is a network of more than 700,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.