Email your Senators to Oppose the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578)
This week, the Senate will vote on the misleadingly named Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578). Introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), the bill is in reaction to the June Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell, which granted closely-held family businesses relief from being forced to comply with the HHS anti-conscience mandate if they have a religious objection. Specifically, the Murray-Udall bill would force employers like the Greens of Hobby Lobby and the Hahns of Conestoga Wood Specialties to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices and “would also prohibit employers from seeking relief from any federal health care mandate — no matter how coercive the rule or controversial the procedure.”
The Murray-Udall bill “would essentially exempt all federal health care mandates from the protections afforded by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act” and allow the administration to trample on the religious freedom of families like the Greens and Hahns who are trying to run their businesses in accordance with their religious beliefs.
The Murray-Udall bill “could also affect the freedom of non-profit employers like religious schools and charities,” Heritage adds. As long as Obamacare is the law of the land, government bureaucrats will have the “authority to decide the details of insurance plans, dictating what employers must offer and individuals must purchase.”
The government has already exempted 100 million employees from the anti-conscience mandate for commercial and political reasons. The Murray-Udall bill is allegedly designed to keep employers out of their employees’ health care decisions, but it in fact forces employers to get involved in these decisions and seriously violates their fundamental right to religious freedom in the process.
Use the POPVOX form below to email your Senators in opposition of the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act: