Over the past few decades, attempts to limit religious freedom in the public square have expanded into what is nearing a hostile exile.
This hostility led the then-sitting Congress to overwhelmingly enact the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act to further protect First Amendment freedoms. And it is what has now led a much smaller number in Congress to introduce the Health Care Conscience Rights Act to further protect those freedoms against the Affordable Care Act’s abortion-pill mandate and other mandates that threaten freedom of conscience.
But the abortion-pill decree is perhaps the most serious and recent incarnation of the administration’s hostility to religion.
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