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Monday, October 9, 2017
#BreakingNews #ProLife President Trump exempts Organizations from paying for Abortion Drugs - Victory for Little Sisters
The Trump administration announced that employers will now be exempt from the federal requirement to provide insurance coverage for abortion-causing drugs in their health insurance plans if it conflicts with their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs. This now limits a rule created under the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act that required that employers, including non-church religious organizations, must cover all forms of contraception, from birth control pills to abortion drugs and devices at no cost to the employees.
The Trump administration stated legal reasons for issuing two rules: one for religious and the other for moral objections. The administration acknowledges that the Affordable Care Act law did not provide protection for nonreligious, moral conscientious objections as required by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Both rules would take effect as soon as they are on display at the office of the Federal Register.
Leading pro-life groups were delighted by the news.
Ashley McGuire, Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association also applauded the decision.
“It has been five long years since President Obama’s HHS hijacked the health insurance plans of most Americans in order to provide “free” birth control and abortifacients—in the process riding rough-shod over the consciences of religious and moral objectors. President Trump campaigned on a promise to bring relief from the mandate and its crushing fines, and with this act he delivers. Groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor, who dedicate their lives to the indigent elderly, can finally expect the restitution of their conscience-rights in court. Americans who value the free exercise of religion and our country’s proud tradition of peaceful pluralism applaud the administration’s move.” Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association.” Edited from LifeNews