Freedom of Conscience and Religious Liberty

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What if the federal government ordered you to act against your conscience – to take part in something you believed to be objectively wrong – or else be punished with huge fines?

This is no idle question. It describes exactly what is happening in America today: The Obama administration is ordering businesses and other organizations with 50 or more employees to have their insurance plans cover drugs and devices which can cause early abortions. To many business owners, that means either cooperating in grave evil, dropping insurance they have always provided their workers, or being forced out of business.

Just ask David and Barbara Green, owners of the giant chain of Hobby Lobby stores. Just ask the Hahn family, Mennonites who own Conestoga Wood Specialties. These courageous Americans are defending not only their own rights but also those of all Americans who wish to live their lives and run their businesses in accord with their free consciences and their deepest beliefs.

Click here to continue reading this story in The Hill.

Penny Nance is the president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, and Donna Oberlander is a state legislator representing Pennsylvania’s 63rd legislative district (home of Conestoga Wood Specialties).