My statement on the news that the Trump Administration’s Oct. 6 decision to roll back the birth control mandate. – J.D.
“We are pleased to see that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a significant rule change to the Obamacare-based mandate that employers, even those with religious or moral objections, must provide for possible abortion-causing contraceptives in company health plans. This extreme rule forced many employers to make an impossible choice between their deeply held conscience-based objections to abortion, and the prospect of paying crippling fines for non-compliance.
“President Trump issued an Executive Order in the Rose Garden on May 4 promising an end to the government’s harassment of religious-minded employers like Little Sisters of the Poor because of the HHS mandate, and today he made good on the promise. This Administration’s commitment to religious freedom expressed through today’s actions is greatly encouraging.”