SBA List thankful for conscience-friendly policy now in place

Monday, November 12, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)The Trump administration continues to receive a pat on the back from pro-life groups following new regulations that protect religious and moral objections from the Obama-era abortifacient drug mandate.

The regulations from the Trump administration were proposed last year and finalized last week.

The ruling protects the "freedom of conscience" of business owners who want to balance their beliefs with the desire to provide health care for employees, says Autumn Christensen of SBA List.

"As someone who opposes certain forms of certain pills or drugs or devices that could endanger an embryo or cause an abortion," she says, "these individuals and organizations deserve the right and the freedom to not have to pay for those kinds of services."

The rule is now in its final form but the next presidential administration could roll back the policy.

"We definitely would like to see Obamacare repealed and replaced, so that is an important piece of eliminating the HHS mandate that is creating this need for conscience protections," says Christensen. "Repeal that and replace it with something that respects the rights and the consciences of Americans."

That will obviously prove difficult in 2019 since Democrats will control the House of Representatives, but SBA List and similar groups will keep working hard to support similar legislation and policies, Christensen says.

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