The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman
regarding Thursday’s decision
by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to uphold a district court’s order in Newland v. Sebelius
that stopped enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate against family-owned Hercules Industries, a Colorado-based HVAC manufacturer:
“Every American, including family business owners, should be free to live and do business according to their faith. In appealing the district court’s order that halted the mandate against Hercules, the administration sent a clear message that it wants to force families to abandon their faith in order to earn a living. That’s the opposite of religious freedom. The 10th Circuit was right to uphold the district court’s order and protect the Newland family’s religious liberty at least until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to extend religious freedom to similar families across the country.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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