Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trump Drafts Rule to Overturn Obama Mandate Forcing Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

Officials in President Donald Trump’s administration are working on a new rule to protect religious groups from the HHS mandate, which otherwise could force them to provide birth control, including forms that may cause abortions, to their employees.

The draft rule is the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration to protect religious liberty. Earlier this month, Trump signed an executive order to protect religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to pay for abortions and birth control.

The New York Times reports the new draft rule would expand protections further than the executive order. The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the “interim final rule,” according to the report.

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s administration granted exceptions to the Affordable Care Act HHS mandate to giant corporations like Pepsi, Visa and Chevron, but refused to give any to religious groups like the Little Sisters or Hobby Lobby, which is owned by a Christian family. Instead, it forced them to challenge the mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court. . . . . read more

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