Religious Institute and 29 Faith Organizations Urge SCOTUS to Protect Real Religious Freedom

On January 28,  the Religious Institute and 29 other faith organizations filed an amicus brief in two cases regarding access to contraceptive coverage in the Affordable Care Act. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, with input from Religious Institute President Debra Haffner, drafted the brief which urges the Supreme Court to respect the religious liberty of all Americans, rather than privileging the beliefs of any one faith, to the detriment of women’s reproductive health. As stated in the Religious Institute’s Open Letter on Family Planning, “No government committed to human rights and democracy can privilege the teachings of one religion over another or deny individuals’ religious freedom. Individuals must have the right to accept or reject the principles of their own faith without legal restrictions.”

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