Two US governors sign bills to boost religious freedom
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.
- Ariz. governor praised for signing religious freedom bill (CNA)
- Kansas Gov. Brownback signs act allowing pharmacists to refuse to dispense abortion drugs (Kansas City Star)
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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.