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Two US governors sign bills to boost religious freedom

Catholic World News - May 15, 2012

Two US governors have signed new legislation protecting the conscience rights of their citizens.

In Arizona, Governor Jan Brower signed a bill that allows employers to exclude abortion and contraception coverage from their employees’ health-care coverage. The law will give Arizona employers an advantage in file court challenges against the federal contraceptive mandate.

In Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation that allows pharmacists to decline to dispense drugs that they “reasonably believe” could cause abortions. The law protects pharmacists from being forced to dispense the “morning-after” pill.

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  • Posted by: unum - May. 15, 2012 9:41 PM ET USA

    The moral strength of this country lies in the states, not in the massive federal bureaucracy that has been hijacked by the extreme left. AZ and NE understand the problem. Thanks for taking action!

  • Posted by: rpp - May. 15, 2012 8:47 PM ET USA

    While this is wonderful news for residents of those states, it is sad that they are a necessity.

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