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Obama administration’s attacks on religious freedom increasing

ADF attorney to testify Tuesday before US House subcommittee
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WHO: ADF Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor
WHAT: Testimony on the state of religious liberty in America
WHEN: Tuesday, June 10 at 2 p.m. EDT
WHERE: U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice; Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141; 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, or watch live video feed


WASHINGTON — Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor will testify Tuesday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice chaired by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.). Baylor will speak about the increasing attacks on religious freedom by the Obama administration.

“Americans of all faiths have reason to be concerned about the Obama administration’s religious liberty record,” said Baylor. “It has taken extreme positions designed to dramatically decrease religious freedom. In order to protect our first liberty--religious freedom--Congress should consider taking steps within its power to curtail these harmful activities.”


One of the most significant examples ADF cites is the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate, which forces most employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide access to abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties. ADF is currently litigating numerous cases against the mandate, including Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, in which the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this month.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.


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