There have been so many cases of Christian businesses who are being forced to go and against their conscience and belief in providing “abortive contraception”, but so little response from the government in allowing people to exercise their rights…Until now.
After years of pernicious Obamacare mandates that either forced or fined businesses, a new draft document has been written by the Trump Administration that seeks to allow exemptions on the grounds of religious objection.
Employers will still have to pay for a full range of insurance options, but will be allowed to withdraw from the coverage of birth control. This is a big win for Christians who have seen their liberties eroded over the previous decade.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
President Trump signed an executive order in early May, directing the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury to “consider issuing amended regulations, consistent with applicable law, to address conscience-based objections to the preventive-care mandate” in Obamacare. HHS Secretary Tom Price said the executive order would allow the HHS to “safeguard the deeply held religious beliefs of Americans who provide health insurance to their employees.”
Later that month, a draft Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule was leaked to the media. Religious liberty advocates praised the draft rule, which — if implemented — would carve out religious liberty protections for the Little Sisters and other organizations.
Under the draft rule, the government would still make sure women’s birth control is covered by insurance — as required by Obamacare — but without compelling religious objectors to take part in the process.