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Government Backs Down in Abortion-Pill Mandate Appeal

Government Backs Down in Abortion-Pill Mandate Appeal
By: CWALAC Staff - 5/7/2013

Government Backs Down in Abortion-Pill Mandate Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rather than engage in the public relations nightmare likely to ensue, the president chose to fold rather than to continue a legal battle to prove that Tyndale House Publishers, a Bible publisher, isn’t religious enough for the religious exemption from the abortion-pill mandate within ObamaCare. At the government’s own request, a federal appellate court Friday dismissed the Obama Administration’s appeal of an order that stopped the president from enforcing his abortion-pill mandate against Tyndale Bible publisher.

But does a victory for one company leave millions of Americans in a holding pattern? Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), weighs in:

“While the President has retreated from his position that Tyndale House is not religious enough for an exemption, he is denying that same choice to millions of Americans nationwide. The president still seeks to nullify the religious liberties granted to all Americans by the U.S. Constitution. We applaud Tyndale House Publishers for holding true to their beliefs. When religious groups are forced to deny their deeply held religious convictions, it is not called ‘balance’; it is called ‘tyranny.’

“The president’s healthcare law (also known as ObamaCare) continues to attack and assault religious liberty and common sense. Requiring employers affiliated with the Christian faith, like Concerned Women for America and Tyndale House Publishers, to include free abortion-inducing drugs in their health insurance plans runs contrary to both Christian doctrine and constitutional guarantees of religious freedom. While this administration promised a compromise for religious communities, ultimately, nothing has changed. No accommodation has been proposed, and when faced with the battle, the DOJ has rightfully backed down. There are still more than 40 lawsuits filed by religious nonprofits and secular for-profit businesses claiming the mandate violates their religious beliefs. Concerned Women for America and others will not tolerate this unprecedented trampling of our First Amendment rights.”

If you would like an interview with Penny Nance and/or Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, please contact Alison Howard at ahoward@cwfa.org or 609-517-7235.

Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation

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