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Action urged against legislation curtailing religious freedom

Catholic World News - August 21, 2014

The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA), which works closely with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on legislative matters, is calling upon pro-life citizens to contact their senators and urge them to oppose the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act.”

The bill, intended to counter the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, would negate “any right that employers, insurers, employees or private individuals may have, under [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act] or any other federal law, to opt out of federally mandated coverage for any item,” NCHLA explained.

In July, 56 senators-- four shy of the number necessary-- voted to consider the bill, while 43 opposed it. The Senate may take up the legislation after its August recess.

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