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Religious Rights in D.C. – Senator Ted Cruz

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced two joint resolutions to overturn recently enacted D.C. Council legislation that undermines religious liberty.

“The D.C. Council is attempting to force religious institutions to provide services, make employment decisions, or participate in activities that directly violate their faith,” said Sen. Cruz. “No government entity should be able to coerce organizations – whether they be non-profits or religious schools – into funding abortion services or promoting gender policy that is contrary to the organization’s fundamental mission.

“D.C.’s legislation would require pro-life organizations to fund abortions. It would require Catholic schools to pay for abortions, in direct contravention of their faith. That is wrong, and unconstitutional. Despite pending legislation that might provide a temporary exemption limited to insurance coverage, the D.C. Council is ultimately telling institutions within the District that a day will come when they must make the intolerable choice between complying with the law and abiding by their religious convictions. Read_More_button

Source: www.cruz.senate.gov