“The new rule from HHS repeals the government’s fine on religious employers and charities. America is not a country that forces its people to violate their religious beliefs. This new guidance memorializes that and fulfills one of the Trump administration’s most important campaign promises to restore religious liberty. Finally, the rule paves the way for groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor to get relief in court so that they can return to their essential work of serving the poor and dying elderly.” Ashley McGuire, Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association

“It has been five long years since President Obama’s HHS hijacked the health insurance plans of most Americans in order to provide “free” birth control and abortifacients—in the process riding rough-shod over the consciences of religious and moral objectors.  President Trump campaigned on a promise to bring relief from the mandate and its crushing fines, and with this act he delivers.  Groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor, who dedicate their lives to the indigent elderly, can finally expect the restitution of their conscience-rights in court.  Americans who value the free exercise of religion and our country’s proud tradition of peaceful pluralism applaud the administration’s move.”  Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association

“Today’s action is more than regulatory relief for people of faith, it is a ray of sunshine signaling to faithful Americans that they need not fear government bullying like that endured by the Little Sisters of the Poor.   After years of Obama era encroachment on religious liberty, we are finally seeing a welcome shift in government policy that once again respects the rights of conscience.  Our country is made better when people of faith participate in the public square and contribute to the needs of our nation, running charities, hospitals, and schools.” Maureen Ferguson, Senior Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association