September 12 2012
Statement: IWF Stands With Hobby Lobby Against Mandate
IWF STANDS WITH HOBBY LOBBY AGAINST MANDATE
Abortion-inducing Drug, Sterilization & Contraception Mandate Goes Too Far
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Women’s Forum releases the following statement standing with the arts and crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, on their federal lawsuit challenging government's health care mandate.
Hadley Heath, senior policy analyst and manager of HeathCareLawsuits.org at the Independent Women’s Forum, issued the following statement:
“The Independent Women's Forum applauds Hobby Lobby for taking a stand against the Obama administration's HHS mandate that forces businesses to provide contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.
“Every family and every business in the United States should be free to live according to their deeply held religious convictions. This freedom is a part of our nation's heritage, and is widely recognized as an important right – even by people and groups who are not religious.
“The HHS mandate goes too far, asking all of society to agree on very personal questions about morality, life, and conception. These are important debates, but the government has no business taking sides.
“We stand with Hobby Lobby and the 80 other organizations who've filed complaints against this mandate. No one should be forced to choose between violating the law or violating personal conscience.”
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