FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 703-380-6674
HHS Abortion Drug Mandate Infringes on Fundamental Conscience Rights
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases against the Obama Administration’s HHS Preventative Service Mandate. The national pro-life group the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) denounced the Mandate, which forces employers to violate their deeply held religious beliefs and provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and devices to their employees or else pay crippling fines.
“Abortion is not health care,” said SBA List Vice President for Government Affairs Marilyn Musgrave, “The Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate is an insult to the millions of American women who oppose abortion-inducing drugs and devices and do not think in lockstep with the abortion lobby.
“Women have been named as plaintiffs in nearly a third of the more than 45 ‘for-profit’ cases filed against the mandate. The implication that women want free abortifacient drugs – and that they value these drugs above religious liberty – is demeaning to all women.
“We are grateful to the courageous Hahn and Green families, as well as to our friends at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Alliance Defending Freedom,” continued Musgrave. “These bold Americans are standing up not only for their own rights but for all those who wish to live and run their businesses in accordance with their deepest beliefs.”
** MEDIA AVAILABILITY **
The Hon. Marilyn Musgrave will be available for media interviews outside the Supreme Court today from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Please call 703-380-6674 to arrange an interview.
The Susan B. Anthony List, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Concerned Women for America, and a coalition of nearly 50 pro-life women lawmakers from across the country previously submitted an amicus brief in support of today’s plaintiffs.
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.