CONTACT SENATORS UDALL & BENNET ASAP AND
ASK THEM VOTE “NO” ON SENATE BILL 2578.
On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores that the HHS contraceptive mandate cannot be used to force a family business to provide coverage for drugs and devices that violates the family members’ religious convictions. The Court relied on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1993. Legal challenges by non-profit religious groups are still pending.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) have introduced a bill (S. 2578) that would not only reverse the Hobby Lobby ruling, but would go far beyond that decision. It denies any right that employers, insurers or employees may have, under RFRA or any other federal law, to opt out of federally mandated coverage.
The U.S. Senate may vote in the next few days on this anti-conscience bill.
Please contact your Senators today.
Suggested Message: “Please vote against the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578). This misnamed measure would revoke conscience rights now guaranteed by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other federal laws. In the future it could empower federal officials to mandate abortion or any other item in all health plans, forcing Americans to violate their deeply held religious and moral beliefs on respect for human life.”
The Senate may vote as early as this week (July 14 – 18th). Please contact your Senators today.
SENATOR MARK UDALL
Toll Free: 877-768-3255
SENATOR MICHAEL BENNET
Phone: (303) 455-7600
Fax: (202) 228-5097
Toll Free: (866) 455-9866
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