Hultgren Statement on HHS Birth Control Mandate
Washington, DC —U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration last week announced new protections for religious and moral objectors regarding the provision of contraception and abortifacents in employee health care plans:
“I am pleased President Trump and his Administration have reversed the unconstitutional mandate that violated the First Amendment freedoms of Americans and have instead developed a common sense rule that allows and encourages Americans to live out their religious convictions and deeply held beliefs without fear of reprisal or being forced to violate their conscience.
“Freedom to follow one’s conscience, faith and deeply held moral convictions is at the heart of our country’s identity and protected under the Constitution. Americans don’t give up those freedoms when they open a family business or enter the workplace or provide health coverage for their employees. Protecting individual liberty is crucial to ensuring a free society.”