WASHINGTON — A religious-freedom attorney says the threat of massive fines is causing anxiety among religious groups and businesses that object to government-mandated insurance coverage of contraception.
Eric Baxter, senior counsel with the Washington-based Becket Fund for Religious Liberty that aims to defend religious liberty nationwide, said many concerns focus on financial questions.
“How do you take account of the risk that you could have millions of dollars in fines imposed against you?” he told EWTN News Nov. 16.
“That anxiety is only increasing as the implementation date approaches.”
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