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  • Online Chat on the Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate

    Starting on August 1, employers were required to provide abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives in their health care plans, or face a fine of $100 per day, per employee even if it goes against their religious or moral principles. Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Sarah Torre. She is taking your questions about what the mandate means, and what can be done about it.

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    7 Responses to Online Chat on the Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate

    1. Andrew says:

      As a business, how does this mandate affect The Heritage Foundation? Did you offer birth control etc. to your employeees before the mandate? Why or why not?

      • Bobbie says:

        why don't you apply and find out? Sorry, your question is a bit loaded…

        • Andrew says:

          Maybe, but it's a legit question. Unlike a change in, say, missile defense or trade policy, this policy change directly affects how Heritage operates. Heritage is many things, but it is, at the end of the day, a (nonprofit) business. That means it, like every other business in America, has an interest in this — and it's beyond simple policy analysis.

          And that's fine. I just want Heritage to come clean first about where it is coming from with this policy change. Then I can take them more seriously on this subject.

          • Bobbie says:

            they're a non-profit through private funding but you call it "come clean?" I don't get why you would want it to matter to you beyond the work Heritage shares with everyone that leaves opinion open to the reader?

    2. Paul Terry Stone says:

      Have any Religious ministries already announced that they plan to close rather than be forced to comply with the mandate?

    3. Helen Post says:

      What would your position be about taxes paying for war or the death penalty if deeply held religious beliefs are against it. If you're a peace activist you must fight for the right not to fight but you're never given the oftion of deducting from you tax bill. I pay for a lot of thing the I not only don't agree with, I firmly disagree with and I think are immoral. Do you speak for me?

      • Bobbie says:

        just a response to your question that didn't specify who you were asking but as far as "do you speak for me?" You speak for yourself and you determine the like minded that represents you!! But my opinion, wars should be paid by those that bring it on and anyone who wants America's help America has to scrutinize it's legitimacy is in favor of the people but it's the country that should pay for the help so there is no question of acceptance between the people and America's military.
        Domestic issues: Lots of personal issues and ones immoral to most have been taken over by governmental abuse of authority, forcing tax payers the expense of other peoples' personal behavior and responsibilities is so damning to the moral concept of the American people's constitution. We have to fight to bring it back because behind our backs it's been dying in the hands of dishonorable people who only circumvented it for their protection and convenience. The American peoples' constitution is the peoples' protection FROM FORCES, CONTROLS, DEPENDENCIES OF GOVERNMENT PEOPLE gone mentally unconstitutional!! The constitution is where the line is drawn that this government along with many past, has disrespected to destroy BY SPINNING IT TO PROTECT THE GOVERNMENT AS ONE WITH THE PEOPLE BUT A STEP ABOVE THE PEOPLE!!!!! this is abhorrently WRONG!!!! sorry but the constitution UNDER COMMON LAW is ours (THE PEOPLES) not theirs (THE GOVERNMENT!) sorry again!

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