Pro-life, religious groups resist illegal DC bills; ADF ready to defend those affected

Monday, May 04, 2015/Washington/Alliance Defense Fund --

Alliance Defending Freedom and other pro-life organizations released a joint statement Monday as a District of Columbia law is set to go into effect that could force such groups to operate contrary to their missions and beliefs.

Partly due to the agreement of many people, including the former D.C. mayor, that the law raises serious concerns under the First Amendment and federal law, the D.C. Council retreated from its original purpose for the law and passed a temporary measure stating that it will not require any employer in the District to provide insurance coverage for abortion, contraceptives, or any other "reproductive health decision." The temporary measure will expire in 225 days, however, and therefore leaves pro-life employers open to unconstitutional treatment by the government.

"Pro-life organizations in our nation's capital should not be forced to pay for abortions or hire those who oppose their pro-life beliefs," said ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox. "While the D.C. Council has retreated from this law's original goal, which was to force pro-life organizations to pay for abortions in violation of their conscience, RHNDA remains an unnecessary and illegal attack on pro-life conscience that Congress must stop and that we will fight, if necessary, in the courts."

In addition to ADF, the signers of the joint statement include representatives from the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Americans United for Life, Americans United for Life Action, March for Life, Concerned Women for America, Susan B. Anthony List, Family Research Council, and the Association of Christian Schools International.

The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 still prohibits even pro-life and religious organizations from "discriminating" against employees and potential employees for any "reproductive health" decision, including elective abortions. If the District does not make its temporary amendment to the law permanent, it could also force employers to provide health insurance for elective abortions regardless of the organization's religious beliefs or pro-life mission....

Read entire article here.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
cultureshift Apr 24, 2017, 1:03 am
A Lifestyle of Peace Apr 24, 2017, 12:24 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Apr 23, 2017, 12:41 pm
cultureshift Apr 23, 2017, 9:22 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 23, 2017, 5:58 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 23, 2017, 10:16 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Preachrblog Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
BIG C CATHOLICS Apr 23, 2017, 6:30 pm
cultureshift Apr 23, 2017, 5:57 pm
cultureshift Apr 23, 2017, 5:31 pm
cultureshift Apr 23, 2017, 5:44 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Apr 23, 2017, 5:06 pm
man with black hat Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
cultureshift Apr 23, 2017, 4:20 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Apr 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 23, 2017, 12:50 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 23, 2017, 1:15 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 23, 2017, 11:48 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 23, 2017, 11:59 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 23, 2017, 11:52 am
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 7:00 am
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Apr 23, 2017, 5:35 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Apr 23, 2017, 4:35 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:03 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:07 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:04 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:05 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:08 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 23, 2017, 4:01 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Quo Vadis Apr 23, 2017, 3:24 am
Deacon's Blog Apr 23, 2017, 1:29 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Apr 23, 2017, 12:35 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
cultureshift Apr 22, 2017, 11:33 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 22, 2017, 10:50 pm
man with black hat Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Catholic in Brooklyn Apr 22, 2017, 9:03 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Apr 22, 2017, 6:30 pm
Alex Schadenberg Apr 22, 2017, 6:20 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Apr 22, 2017, 4:08 pm
Quo Vadis Apr 22, 2017, 2:02 pm
Quo Vadis Apr 22, 2017, 1:54 pm
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 7:00 am
My Domestic Church Apr 22, 2017, 12:25 pm
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 7:00 am
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Apr 21, 2017, 5:50 pm
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Apr 20, 2017, 1:28 pm
RealChoice Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:08 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 22, 2017, 4:01 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Apr 22, 2017, 4:20 am
Outside the Asylum Apr 22, 2017, 3:00 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Apr 22, 2017, 1:15 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 11:12 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 10:37 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 11:06 pm
cultureshift Apr 21, 2017, 11:01 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 10:15 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 9:40 pm
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
cultureshift Apr 21, 2017, 9:22 pm
cultureshift Apr 21, 2017, 10:16 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Apr 21, 2017, 9:30 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 8:48 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 9:16 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 8:18 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 8:22 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 8:27 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 8:29 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 8:26 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 8:24 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 8:31 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 8:19 pm
cultureshift Apr 21, 2017, 8:56 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 21, 2017, 10:00 pm
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 8:09 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 6:33 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 6:58 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 6:44 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 6:04 pm
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 2:35 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 2:31 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 2:58 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 3:49 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 21, 2017, 2:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 21, 2017, 3:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 21, 2017, 5:37 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 21, 2017, 3:32 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 21, 2017, 3:33 pm
SUNLIT UPLANDS Apr 21, 2017, 4:35 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 3:25 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 3:45 pm
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 3:49 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Apr 21, 2017, 4:20 pm
Sprittibee Apr 21, 2017, 3:12 pm
Operation Rescue Apr 21, 2017, 2:42 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Apr 21, 2017, 3:15 pm
A Follower of Francis Apr 21, 2017, 1:08 pm
open book Jan 1, 1970, 4:00 am
LifeNews Apr 21, 2017, 1:23 pm
NoisyRoom.net Apr 21, 2017, 12:10 pm
NoisyRoom.net Apr 21, 2017, 12:17 pm
My Domestic Church Apr 21, 2017, 12:26 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 11:55 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 12:10 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Apr 21, 2017, 12:14 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Apr 21, 2017, 12:15 pm
Rebelution Apr 21, 2017, 11:05 am
My Domestic Church Apr 21, 2017, 11:25 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 9:25 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 8:19 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 3:35 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 21, 2017, 8:25 am
Catholic Fire Apr 21, 2017, 7:26 am
Catholic Fire Apr 21, 2017, 6:38 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
RealChoice Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Aardvark Alley Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Aardvark Alley Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Apr 21, 2017, 4:35 am
The Aquila Report Apr 21, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 21, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 21, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 21, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 21, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Apr 21, 2017, 4:08 am
The Aquila Report Apr 21, 2017, 4:09 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Apr 21, 2017, 3:15 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Apr 21, 2017, 1:20 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
My Domestic Church Apr 20, 2017, 11:25 pm
LifeNews Apr 20, 2017, 10:51 pm
LifeNews Apr 20, 2017, 10:41 pm
LifeNews Apr 20, 2017, 10:08 pm
LifeNews Apr 20, 2017, 10:20 pm
cultureshift Apr 20, 2017, 10:28 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 20, 2017, 11:14 pm
LifeNews Apr 20, 2017, 9:44 pm
LifeNews Apr 20, 2017, 9:06 pm
LifeNews Apr 20, 2017, 9:36 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 20, 2017, 8:36 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 20, 2017, 10:11 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 20, 2017, 10:12 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Apr 20, 2017, 9:00 pm
OrthodoxyToday Apr 20, 2017, 7:38 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Apr 20, 2017, 7:22 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Apr 20, 2017, 9:19 pm
Alex Schadenberg Apr 20, 2017, 7:40 pm
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am